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15 Carwash Workers Helped Arrest A Man With Suspicious Item In Bag

The bomb squad have been called to a Melbourne inner-city car wash after a man was found with an unknown device.

A man has been arrested and the bomb squad is doing safety checks near a Melbourne car wash.

"Police are currently at Racecourse Road in North Melbourne after a man was located with an unknown device about 10am," police said in a statement.

"A 25-year-old man has been arrested and Bomb Response Unit officers are conducting a safety check."

Businesses have been evacuated and Racecourse Road has been blocked to traffic and trams between Flemington Road and Boundary Road.

More to come.