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Police investigate suspicious package in Barton

By Canfan - 16 December 2014 6

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package located in the canteen area of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) in Barton this afternoon (Tuesday, December 16).

About 1.45pm, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at DFAT on John McEwen Crescent.

ACT Policing provided a coordinated response and cordoned the area as a standard safety precaution.

Evacuations are underway at DFAT and road closures implemented.

Members of the AFP Bomb Response Team are in attendance.

(ACT Policing Media Release)

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6 Responses to
Police investigate suspicious package in Barton
Masquara 6:10 pm 18 Dec 14

magiccar9 said :

Masquara said :

Full marks to the CPSU for handing out big paper cups of water to sweltering pubic servants standing around in 34 degree heat for over an hour …

…which could all have been avoided if 1 of 2 things happened. 1) Public servant takes all belongings with her, or 2) instead of panicking and calling 000, fellow public servant could have checked the bag or sent out an office email proclaiming the finding of someone’s bag.

Not to worry though, by 3:30 when it was all over none of them had hung around to resume work…

Nonsense. People with schoolkids left. Most resumed work.

Pork Hunt 9:34 am 18 Dec 14

The CT described the suspicious looking item as a “backpack”. If it’s that bad, why isn’t he bailed up while walking down the street with it?

magiccar9 9:08 pm 16 Dec 14

Masquara said :

Full marks to the CPSU for handing out big paper cups of water to sweltering pubic servants standing around in 34 degree heat for over an hour …

…which could all have been avoided if 1 of 2 things happened. 1) Public servant takes all belongings with her, or 2) instead of panicking and calling 000, fellow public servant could have checked the bag or sent out an office email proclaiming the finding of someone’s bag.

Not to worry though, by 3:30 when it was all over none of them had hung around to resume work…

Masquara 8:15 pm 16 Dec 14

Full marks to the CPSU for handing out big paper cups of water to sweltering pubic servants standing around in 34 degree heat for over an hour …

dungfungus 5:13 pm 16 Dec 14

There have been plenty of redundancy packages handed out there recently.

Canfan 3:57 pm 16 Dec 14

UPDATE – Package found at DFAT deemed non-suspicious.

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