New Zealand parliament in lock down

wellington-new-zealand-parlament480New 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. (Courtesy Reuters)

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