White powder scare at the Assembly. Scare over

johnboy 8 July 2013 4

2CC are tweeting about a suspicious package response at the Legislative Assembly:

ACT Police Media confirm they are in attendance.

If you’ve got pictures send them in to images@the-riotact.com .


UPDATE: We’re hearing from the delightful Erin Bennett that the powder has been declared safe.


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.


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p1 p1 4:38 pm 08 Jul 13

As always in these cases, I am interested to know if it was a deliberately suspicious package, or a package which simply raised someone’s suspicion.

…and if it was the second, what was the white powder? I can’t really think of that many suspicious looking white powders which might be brought to the LA and left unattended. At least not ones which ACT Policing would confirm as safe without a major change in drug policy.

bundah bundah 3:45 pm 08 Jul 13

Madam Cholet said :

Can’t they keep them all locked inside for a while longer. It’s much safer for everyone if they are safely contained.

Actually I think it would be preferable to remove ’em and lock ’em out and bar the door,permanently!

Madam Cholet Madam Cholet 3:28 pm 08 Jul 13

Can’t they keep them all locked inside for a while longer. It’s much safer for everyone if they are safely contained.

bundah bundah 3:21 pm 08 Jul 13

This is what happens when someone messes with the muppets bolivian marching powder!

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