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Teen charged with threat

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A 17-year-old boy has been charged over a threat made on social media that led to the evacuation of the Sydney Opera House.

New South Wales Police said the threat was made about 10:50am last Thursday.

The Opera House and forecourt were cordoned off for more than two hours and searched, but police found nothing of interest.

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Officers also went to the Manly wharf after getting information that those responsible for the threat may have been on a ferry.

One ferry service was cancelled and a second delayed as a result of the police operation.

Police arrested the teenager at Sydney City Police Station on Monday following an investigation by officers.

He has been charged with false representation resulting in a police investigation and is due to appear at a Children’s Court on February 23.

Police said the two operations were conducted as a “precautionary measure”.

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