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Police operations are underway at the Sydney Opera House and in Manly this afternoon.
A NSW Police spokesman confirmed the operation at Manly was linked to the one at the Opera House.
"There’s nothing sinister that has been found at this stage," he said, adding the Manly operation is expected to finish soon.
A NSW Police spokeswoman earlier confirmed an operation was underway at the Opera House this afternoon
Police are clearing people from the area and some ferry services have been cancelled.
The 1.20pm ferry from Manly to Circular Quay has been cancelled due to the operation, a Department of Transport spokeswoman said.
The usually bustling tourist hub has been left eerily quiet, with police seen turning back several pedestrians and bike riders who attempted to approach the area.
Temporary fences are also being erected to keep people back from the Opera House.
"Following information on social media, police conducted an operation in the vicinity of the Opera House and Manly ferry terminal as a precautionary measure," police said after concluding operations in the area.
A New South Wales police spokesman was quoted as saying that 'there was a threat'.
A Sydney Opera House employee posted an internal email to Reddit from the head of security, Emergency Planning and Response which said all performances and tours had been cancelled while employees were allowed to stay inside, the report said.
"Colleagues, A security threat has been received by NSW police which they advise may involve the Opera House. Police teams are on the site currently assessing the situation. The site has been closed to the public," the email was quoted as saying by the report.
A police operation was also carried out in Manly area of New South Wales.
According to Fairfax Media, the operation was believed to be prompted by a threat that a bomb was on board a Manly ferry.