THE BRITISH consulate in Melbourne, Australia has been sent a “suspicious package”, along with multiple other foreign embassies it has been confirmed.
The packages are being investigated after “hazardous material” was reported. Emergency services are at the scene on St Kilda Road and the city. Those believed to be targeted include the US, Italian, German, Korean, Indian and Swiss consulates.
An Australian Federal Police spokeswoman said: "Police and emergency services have responded to suspicious packages delivered to embassies in Melbourne today.
"The circumstances surrounding these incidents are being investigated."
Firefighters and Australia Federal Police are reportedly on the scene at the New Zealand embassy also.
According to Vic Emergency, there have been at least 10 hazardous material incidents on St Kilda Road, Collins Street, Queens Street, Albert Road and William Street or close to the central business district and separately in Ashwood.