Multiple sources are reporting another white powder scare in Civic, this time on the corner of Moore and Alinga Streets.
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UPDATE: Official Word:
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— ACT Policing (@ACTPolicing) July 18, 2013
Lead photo by Mess, and this one from Adele:
The police have sent a sample for testing:
— ACT Policing (@ACTPolicing) July 19, 2013
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.