Greenlane off-ramp reopened following discovery of 'suspicious item' in car

Police were called just before 3pm.
Police were called just before 3pm. Photo credit: Getty

The Greenlane off-ramp on Auckland's State Highway 1 has reopened following the discovery of a suspicious item in a man's car.

Police rushed to a property in Avice St Remuera just before 3pm on Friday after they were informed of a man acting suspiciously outside it. 

The mysterious item was found in his car and he was promptly arrested. As a precaution, police cordoned off the road, evacuated nearby homes and closed the offramp so the police specialist search group could investigate.

By 4pm the off-ramp had reopened.