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Gympie electoral office evacuated after "suspicious parcels"

UPDATE: The electoral office has reopened and the parcel has been declared not suspicious. 

 

1:30 PM:

POLICE have confirmed it is only one suspicious parcel, a sealed postal vote in the Gympie Mayor By-election containing a "grainy/spicy" substance, which will be analysed by QFES scientific unit chemists who are on their way to Gympie from Brisbane.

The office has been isolated, with those who came in contact with the parcel isolated inside.

 

EARLIER:

THE Gympie electoral office has just been evacuated because of two "suspicious parcels" which have been delivered there today.

One of the parcels is believed to be a Gympie Mayor By-election postal vote envelope containing a grainy/spicy substance, which police believe has been handled by up to five people.

Police are unsure what it is so are not taking any chances.

More to come.

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