VIDEO: Centrelink office closed as man allegedly threatens staff

NSW Police have released a statement and held a press conference following an incident at the Dubbo Centrelink office on Friday morning. 

Police have a 28-year-old man in custody assisting them with inquiries after the incident. 

About 9.15am the man entered the Centrelink building on Wingewarra Street, and allegedly became involved in a verbal argument with staff.

During the incident the man allegedly threatened staff, claiming he was armed with a weapon. 

Police were called and the building was evacuated. 

Following negotiations the 28-year-old, who was unarmed, was arrested and taken to Dubbo Police Station. 

Inquiries into the incident are continuing. 

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