May 26, 2016 / 1:32 AM / a year ago

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

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A vehicle at the centre of a security threat that caused New Zealand's parliament to go into lock down, is seen before it was removed from the parliament forecourt in Wellington, New Zealand, May 26, 2016.Rebecca Howard

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 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.

Reporting by Swati Pandey; Editing by Michael Perry

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