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Man arrested following threat on Wellington double-decker bus

A 41-year-old man has been taken into custody after an incident on Willis Street this evening.

Police were notified around 5.20pm regarding a threat on one of Wellingtons Metlink double-decker buses.

Reports circling social media suggested a male aboard the bus had threatened the bus driver.

The road was cordoned off and diversion were set in place.

The man has been charged in relation to an outstanding warrant and further charges will most likely take place.

Buildings surrounding the street were evacuated, including New World and Unity Books.

Fire and Emergency were called to assist around 6.05pm.

Source: 1 NEWS