New Zealand police have re-opened Dunedin airport after a suspicious package sparked a security alert.
The country is on high alert after a gunman, who is believed to have lived in Dunedin, killed 50 people in two mosques on Friday.
When a suspect package was found, roads to the airport were closed and Air New Zealand flight 691 from Wellington was forced to circle over the city for almost an hour before being forced to return to its origin.
"Dunedin Airport has re-opened after a suspicious item found on the airfield turned out to be a hoax object," police said Monday.
They said a New Zealand Defence Force ordinance team neutralised the object where it was found.
Enquiries are ongoing to establish who left the object, they said.
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