Multiple Melbourne foreign consulates, including Britain, sent packages of ‘hazardous materials and sinister warning’
MULTIPLE suspicious packages have been sent to foreign consulates in Melbourne – including Britain’s.
Emergency services locked down streets amid claims of “hazardous materials” at at least ten locations.
Emergency crews rush to Melbourne’s foreign consulates after ‘hazardous materials’ were posted to at least ten sitesChannel 9 news
American, Italian, German, Indian, Swiss and British consulates are believed to have been targeted.
Unverified reports have said packages bearing the word “asbestos” and “wear a mask” were received.
Containment orders are in place on St Kilda Road, Collins Street and Cardigan Place.
The Korean, Pakistan and Greek offices are also believed to have been affected.
Victoria Emergency A map shows at least eight hazardous material warnings in Melbourne[/caption]
The British consulate in Collins Street has been evacuated following the incident
There are eight “Hazardous Material” alerts listed on the Emergency Victoria website, in the past 30 minutes.
Authorities are yet to make an official statement.
There is currently no word on motive or who is behind the chaos.
Channel 7 has reported paramedics were seen entering the South Korean government’s offices.
At least eight vehicles are in attendance. Vic Emergency has said the incidents are “under control”.
Images have shown fire engines outside the consulates.
The Metropolitan Fire Brigade is assisting Australian Federal Police, who is the lead agency in the investigation, an MFB spokeswoman said.
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Police are “dealing” with a report of a suspicious package which has been delivered to the British consulate in Melbourne, Australia, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has said.
The incidents come just two days after a suspicious white substance inside a parcel was found at the Argentine consulate in Sydney.
Sun Online has contacted Victoria Police for comment.
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