A day after the shocking hostage crisis in Sydney left two hostages and the gunman dead, Australia is again on edge after a bomb threat was reported from Canberra on Tuesday.
A bomb squad was rushed to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra after someone raised an alarm over a suspicious package, according to 7 News Sydney.
The ACT police have, however, deemed the package as non-suspicious.
The AFP Bomb Response Team was called in to investigate the package, as per reports, after the police evacuated the building and the surrounding areas.
"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," The Australian Federal Police said in a statement.
"About 1.45pm, ACT Policing received the report of the suspicious package at DFAT on John McEwen Crescent".
BREAKING: Package found at DFAT deemed non-suspicious. More info to come #DFATevac
— ACT Policing (@ACTPolicing) December 16, 2014
Some pictures from my balcony looking towards Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Evacuations underway pic.twitter.com/pB4Fc5BnGe
— Bevan Shields (@bevanshields85) December 16, 2014