Police are searching for a man after a security scare at St Marys earlier today.
About 9am today, emergency services were called to the St Marys Village shopping centre on Charles Hackett Drive, after an unattended item was discovered.
Police established an exclusion zone as a precaution.
The item was assessed by specialist police before being deemed non-suspicious. The item has been seized and will undergo forensic examinations.
Investigations into the incident are continuing and police are hoping to speak to a man who may be able to assist with inquires.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 180cm tall, with a solid build. He was last seen wearing three-quarter khaki pants and a black t-shirt.
Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.