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09 Jan 2019 | 04:02 AM UTC

Australia: Suspicious packages sent to foreign consulates in Melbourne Jan. 9

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Suspicious packages sent to several foreign consulates in Melbourne January 9; avoid affected areas

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/8/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/9/2019, 11:59 PM (Australia/Melbourne). COUNTRY/REGION Melbourne


Emergency services are responding to reports of suspicious packages sent to several foreign consulates in Melbourne on Wednesday, January 9. Those targeted include the British, American, Italian, German, Indian, Swiss, New Zealand, Pakistani, Korean, Egyptian, and Greek consulates. The affected areas are reportedly on lockdown. A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected near the affected sites over the coming hours.


Individuals in Melbourne are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected areas, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.


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