Hundreds evacuated after suspicious item found

Lynne Wood
Lynne Wood


 An NZDF Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team are in attendance and are in the process of conducting a series of small, controlled detonations.

The sound from these is likely to be heard in the surrounding area.

Cordons remain in place and affected buildings have been evacuated.

Update #1: 

Buildings in the immediate vicinity of Wellington Central Police Station are being evacuated.

Cordons are in place as a precaution and Police are advising people to avoid the area where possible.

Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the State Insurance Tower including the Wellington Police Station after an item was found in the foyer.

People are currently standing outside in the cold whilst police have blocked off sections of the streets nearby.

Police media centre have said: 

“The building has been evacuated as a precaution after an item of concern was located in the foyer. Policing functions in Wellington continue to operate as normal”

Updates to come.

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