Suspicious device on the Gold Coast sparks evacuation

Suspicious device on the Gold Coast sparks evacuation

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A suspicious device outside a residence has caused an emergency evacuation on the Gold Coast.

Police declared an emergency situation under the Public Safety Preservation Act about 11.30am on Saturday.

An exclusion zone has been set up encompassing Hollywell Road down to Cawthray Street in Biggera Waters.

Specialist police are in attendance.

Police are asking people to avoid the area.