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Bomb squad at the French Embassy

By johnboy - 30 January 2012 11

ACT Policing is responding to a suspicious package in Yarralumla at the French embassy.

Perth Avenue is closed at State Circle and Empire Circuit.

ACT Policing’s Bomb Response Team is in attendance. Police are urging people to avoid the area.

Anyone who may be able to assist police with the investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

UPDATE: This just in from ACT Policing:

A review of the packages has determined that the items are ‘not suspicious’. Road closures around the area have been lifted.

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11 Responses to
Bomb squad at the French Embassy
timeeh 12:04 pm 31 Jan 12

Perhaps they didn’t wave enough white flags at it?

creative_canberran 5:55 pm 30 Jan 12

Heston Blumenthal showing those cheese eating surrender monkeys a thing or two?

The Dark 3:36 pm 30 Jan 12

Word is, this also happened at the Israeli embassy, dunno why less news worthy, maybe less controversial to crack jokes at the french =]

Waiting For Godot 3:31 pm 30 Jan 12

Perhaps it is the Poms again, never letting the Frogs forget the English victory in the Battle of Bremule.

Eppo 3:30 pm 30 Jan 12

Sacre bleu!

This isn’t Auckland Harbour or Mururoa Atoll!

Erg0 2:57 pm 30 Jan 12

Gantz said :

Erg0 said :

Off topic, but I’ve just noticed that Google Maps shows a Hog’s Breath cafe around the corner from the French Embassy in Yarralumla, across the road from the Finns. Not sure what’s actually at that spot, is there an inside joke here that I’m not getting?

Link? My Google Maps says no.

http://maps.google.com.au/maps?q=7+darwin+ave+yarralumla&hl=en&ll=-35.302448,149.115586&spn=0.008651,0.014076&sll=-35.305336,149.116989&sspn=0.008721,0.014076&gl=au&hnear=7+Darwin+Ave,+Yarralumla+Australian+Capital+Territory+2600&t=m&z=16&iwloc=lyrftr:m,10460788158861668301,-35.303096,149.114985

No idea if that will work properly. Failing that, I Googled “Perth Ave Yarralumla” and clicked the Maps thumbnail at the top of the results. It appears above and to the left of the marker, though I found that the place page has the London Circuit address on it. Could be a glitch with my ancient browser, I suppose.

Gantz 2:46 pm 30 Jan 12

Erg0 said :

Off topic, but I’ve just noticed that Google Maps shows a Hog’s Breath cafe around the corner from the French Embassy in Yarralumla, across the road from the Finns. Not sure what’s actually at that spot, is there an inside joke here that I’m not getting?

Link? My Google Maps says no.

Athryn 2:36 pm 30 Jan 12

Erg0 said :

Off topic, but I’ve just noticed that Google Maps shows a Hog’s Breath cafe around the corner from the French Embassy in Yarralumla, across the road from the Finns. Not sure what’s actually at that spot, is there an inside joke here that I’m not getting?

I’m a big fan of Hog’s Breath’s currly fries!!

poetix 2:31 pm 30 Jan 12

Holden Caulfield said :

A dodgy old Renault?

Elaborate dessert involving ice-cream as popularised by French chef Jean Giroix in 1895 at the Hotel de Paris in Monte Carlo?

(Please let nothing explode or I’ll have extreme apres comment guilts.)

Erg0 2:19 pm 30 Jan 12

Off topic, but I’ve just noticed that Google Maps shows a Hog’s Breath cafe around the corner from the French Embassy in Yarralumla, across the road from the Finns. Not sure what’s actually at that spot, is there an inside joke here that I’m not getting?

Holden Caulfield 2:14 pm 30 Jan 12

A dodgy old Renault?

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