Europe New Zealand parliament in lock down after security threat ahead of budget

New Zealand parliament in lock down after security threat ahead of budget

A police officer and a sniffer dog inspect a car on the grounds of New Zealand Parliament House in Wellington, in this still image taken from video May 26, 2016.
A police officer and a sniffer dog inspect a car on the grounds of New Zealand Parliament House in Wellington, in this still image taken from video May 26, 2016.

New Zealand’s parliament was in lock down on Thursday after a security threat, but the annual 2016 budget would proceed as planned.

New Zealand police said a man had been arrested in relation to the incident and that a vehicle at the center of the threat had been cleared and will be removed from the parliament forecourt.

“The security situation is contained, however Parliament remained locked down. #Budget2016 proceeding as planned,” NZ Parliament tweeted.

 New Zealand will present its annual budget at 10 p.m. ET.
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