Part of Australian City Shut Down After Man Triggers Concern Over Hazardous Materials

A man who was acting erratically with a shopping cart full of petrol cans and potentially hazardous material has been sent to hospital under police guard after causing part of the Australian city of Melbourne’s business district to fall into lockdown.
It was later confirmed that there were no dangerous chemicals in the trolley. However, police said the man had a cylinder that triggered the alarm.
“I can’t tell you what was contained in that cylinder, but it was sighted, and that initiated police response,” Acting Senior Sergeant Bonnie Heazlewood told reporters.
Investigators arrested a 52-year-old man who lives in the suburb of Kurunjang following a 45-minute negotiation at a building on the corner of William and Bourke streets early on Sept. 20….

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