2CC are tweeting about a suspicious package response at the Legislative Assembly:
— 1206 2CC (@2CC) July 8, 2013
ACT Police Media confirm they are in attendance.
ACT Policing are responding to a report of a suspicious package at London Cct, Civic. Access to Leg. Assembly restricted. No evacuations.
— ACT Policing (@ACTPolicing) July 8, 2013
If you’ve got pictures send them in to firstname.lastname@example.org .
UPDATE: We’re hearing from the delightful Erin Bennett that the powder has been declared safe.
— Erin Bennett (@ErinBennett19) July 8, 2013
Further update: The full police statement is now out:
ACT Policing responded to a number of suspicious packages at the ACT Legislative Assembly in Civic today (Monday, July 8).
ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious packages containing a white powder, around 11.10am.
ACT Policing General Duties members attended and cordoned the area, along with the ACT Fire and Rescue HAZMAT team.
Staff members within the ACT Legislative Assembly were asked to remain inside their building as a precautionary measure.
Members of ACT Fire and Rescue entered the Assembly and took a sample of the material inside the packages for analysis. Results confirmed the material as safe and the ACT Legislative Assembly was opened about 2.30pm.
ACT Policing thanks the community for their patience during this time.