May 26, 2016 / 1:22 AM / a year ago

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

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - 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 centre 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 0200 GMT.

Reporting by Swati Pandey; Editing by Michael Perry

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