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    Consulates Evacuated in Melbourne, Australia Over Suspicious Packages Reports

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    Emergency services responded to reports of suspicious packages found at multiple international consulates across Melbourne, Australia.

    Police in Australia reported that they were investigating suspicious packages sent to multiple embassies and consulates.

    "The packages are being examined by attending emergency services," the Australian Federal Police said in a short statement without providing further details.

    The police did not identify the embassies, however, according to media reports, the packages could be delivered to the consulates of the United Kingdom, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Pakistan, Greece and Indonesia.

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    The police noted that they were investigating the circumstances surrounding the incidents.

    Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for the British High Commission confirmed that its office in Melbourne had received a suspicious package, noting that all of their staff were safe and accounted for.

    A Fire and Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW) spokesperson told the publication that a white powder substance in one of the packages did not contain any toxins.

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