Seems to be a bit of drama over at Westfield Woden… a suspicious parcel was found early this morning and the plaza has been closed ever since. Apparently it will be hours before it opens again.
I wonder if they’re just being super-safe or there are actual grounds for them to suspect that this may be something other than a misplaced package?
Anyone have any info on what is happening?
UPDATED: Scottie_517 in the comments says that a good source places blame with a pipe bomb.
UPDATE 2 The Canberra Times ran this on their front page this morning, complete with picture of bored shop staff sitting outside (not very far outside, I might add). Simon Corbell says the risk was really real but he can’t give any details. The CT did find out some more by talking to bystanders:
The Canberra Times was told by a retailer who had overheard discussion about the device that it was white, cylindrical and had wires hanging from it.
The toilets where it was found are near the centre of the top level of the shopping complex, close to a Tattersalls outlet.