As stated by Superintendent Karyn Malthus, Auckland City District Commander:
Police were notified of an incident where two bags were located unattended on Galway Street in central Auckland this evening shortly after 5pm.
Cordons were put in place around the immediate area as a precaution and the Defence Force was notified.
A short time ago Defence Force personnel carried out a controlled explosion of the bags as a precautionary measure and the matter has been resolved.
Police can confirm the bags were not suspicious and contained scaffolding equipment.