Update – 4.30pm
Police have reaffirmed there is no major incident currently taking place in Wagga.
Police said it is not unusual for the police helicopter to be hovering above one location for hours on end.
Police said the helicopter – a rare sight in Wagga – is responsible for surveillance exercises. However, the reason for those exercises in the CBD and outlying suburbs is unknown.
The helicopter could still be seen at time of writing.
Police media have confirmed there is no major incident in Wagga, despite flyovers by a police helicopter on Saturday afternoon.
A police spokesman told the Advertiser no critical incident had been reported in a 24-hour timeframe.
The helicopter’s flyover coincides with the “Hero of Wantabadgery” police event taking place in the same town north of Wagga.
The flyover also coincides with the Farrer League grand final at Robertson Oval and the Southern Inland Rugby Union grand final at Conolly Park.
The helicopter could still be seen flying over the city at 2.30pm.