Police have charged a teenager over threats which resulted in the evacuation of the Sydney Opera House.

Last Thursday, a threat was made via social media which lead to the Opera House being evacuated and the surrounding area being searched.

The Manly ferry wharf was also searched after receiving information those responsible for the threats may have been on a ferry.

Searches of both locations were concluded with nothing of interest located.

Following an investigation, police arrested a 17-year-old boy at Sydney City Police Station yesterday.

He was charged with false representation resulting in a police investigation.

Seriously? What is with kids these days? Do they think Police have nothing better to do than chase up false reports. It must be so frustrating for them.  We would never do anything like that in my day. (Now I am sounding old!)

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  • Clearly he wasn’t thinking. I think a lot of teens only think about themselves and not how their actions affect others. glad he was caught and charged


  • There is such a lack of respect these days and its only getting worse!


  • yeah there is kind of a disconnect between the internet and real life so people forget


  • Such a shame to think people make such threats – glad nothing was found and that the perpetrator was charged.


  • Some bored school kid, he probably thought it was pretty funny. I bet he isn’t laughing now he is being charged.


  • I agree with you! What was he thinking? Didn’t he realize that such a threat would have been taken really seriously?


  • Kids can be stupid, but this really s beyond the pale – they should know better.


  • Lke nj


  • Wow what a thing to do in this day and age. If it was my child not only would they be in massive trouble with the police they would be in huge trouble with me


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