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White powder scare in Civic. All clear!

By johnboy - 19 July 2013 15

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Multiple sources are reporting another white powder scare in Civic, this time on the corner of Moore and Alinga Streets.

Send in any pictures you’ve got to images@the-riotact.com and we’ll update when we’ve got more.


UPDATE: Official Word:


Lead photo by Mess, and this one from Adele:

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The police have sent a sample for testing:


And word in from the police now that it’s all over and OK:

ACT Policing is investigating a suspicious package located at the Post Office on the corner of Alinga and Moore Streets in Civic this morning (Friday July, 19).

About 8.15am, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package containing a powder.

ACT Policing provided a coordinated response with the ACT Fire & Rescue HAZMAT team and cordoned the area as a standard safety precaution. Police restricted access to the Post Office and implemented road closures on the eastbound lane of Alinga Street and the southbound lane of Moore Street.

Members of ACT Fire and Rescue entered the Post Office and took a sample of the material for analysis. Test results confirmed the material as safe and the Post Office and nearby roads were opened about 11.45am.
ACT Policing thanks the community for their patience during this time.

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15 Responses to
White powder scare in Civic. All clear!
KB1971 8:55 am 20 Jul 13

Mr Gillespie said :

All this drama over a bit of talcum powder. How many thousands of dollars of public money was wasted on deploying police and fire brigade resources, while someone’s house could be burning down or the police were needed for something genuinely urgent?? Who’s going to foot the bill??

Please…..hand in your keys to the interwebs………PLEASE!

johnboy 7:33 pm 19 Jul 13

There’s very little cost if you consider it an excellent training exercise

Mr Gillespie 7:21 pm 19 Jul 13

All this drama over a bit of talcum powder. How many thousands of dollars of public money was wasted on deploying police and fire brigade resources, while someone’s house could be burning down or the police were needed for something genuinely urgent?? Who’s going to foot the bill??

Pork Hunt 3:55 pm 19 Jul 13

I have white powder in my laundry, should I make a song and dance about it?

bundah 3:06 pm 19 Jul 13

I wish the idiot with way too much time on their hands,creating mischief,would just bugger off and stop wasting everyone’s time…

DrKoresh 2:15 pm 19 Jul 13

All clear, surprise, surprise. What a big waste of everyone’s time, though I suppose it’s better to be safe than sorry.

markbuzz 2:09 pm 19 Jul 13

So, wonder if it was someone doing a ‘Christmas in July’ promotion with fake snow in envelopes?

johnboy 12:55 pm 19 Jul 13

In all sorts of ways it’s preferable to break the linkage between the payload and the haulage.

If you’ve got a fleet of packages containerised you need far less if you can slap them on any truck in the fleet.

Solidarity 12:47 pm 19 Jul 13

magiccar9 said :

In that first pic, I do like the shipping container on wheels. Surely they could have forked out and got them a decent truck.

Errr, it’s demountable and can be left on site.

eily 11:41 am 19 Jul 13

Now that’s got to be the ultimate Spotto.

arb 11:25 am 19 Jul 13

magiccar9 said :

In that first pic, I do like the shipping container on wheels. Surely they could have forked out and got them a decent truck.

See here. They’re actually a really good idea.

tim_c 11:24 am 19 Jul 13

Did someone break one of those compact fluorescent lights?

gazket 11:17 am 19 Jul 13

who wants the day of work again. sprinkle some of this around

magiccar9 11:16 am 19 Jul 13

In that first pic, I do like the shipping container on wheels. Surely they could have forked out and got them a decent truck.

Mess 10:32 am 19 Jul 13

Jolimont Centre is also blocked off, and there is tape all around the bottom of the Optus building as well.

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