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Suspicious packages found at US and UK Consulates in Australia

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Emergency personnel are responding to incidents involving suspected “hazardous materials” at numerous foreign consulates in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday.

International consulates in Melbourne, including the US, UK, Germany, Italy, Korea, and Russia are believed to be affected, according to Australian news agencies 10 Daily and 9 News. Authorities have issued at least 17 “hazardous material” warnings related to the incident.

Preliminary, unverified reports said the packages contained the words “asbestos” and “wear a mask,” according to News.com.au.

This is a breaking news story. Check back for updates.

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