The bomb squad is out in Barton for a suspicious package – UPDATE Package unsuspicious

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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.


UPDATE: This just in from ACT Policing:

Package found at DFAT deemed non-suspicious. More info to come…

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