Substance Causes Auckland City To Be Cordoned Off
Auckland City Cordoned Off
An area in Downtown Auckland has been cordoned off after a report that a suspicious substance was found in an envelope delivered to people on level 12 of the Dorchester building in Shortland St.
The Fire Service is in attendance and a cordon is in place on Shortland St between Field's Lane and Jean Batten Place. Police expect the cordon to remain for at least another half an hour.
A few hundred people have been evacuated from the Dorchester building as a safety precaution.
The package containing the suspicious
substance will be uplifted from the building shortly and
sent to the appropriate agency, the ESR, for testing to
determine what it is.