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Spy HQ building cordoned off after suspicious substance discovered

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The Thorndon building housing the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (SIS) was cordoned off for six hours yesterday after a “suspicious substance” was found. But police chose not to identify the building in their report of the incident.

News from NZ Police 25 March at 4.56pm
Emergency services were called to a building in central Wellington where a suspicious substance was found shortly after 3pm this afternoon.

An area of the building was cordoned off as a precaution while emergency services and partner agencies checked the substance.

UPDATE from NZ Police 25 March at 9.05pm
Emergency services have left the building in central Wellington where a suspicious substance was found shortly after 3pm.

The substance has been isolated and will be subject to further testing. There is not thought to be any further risk.

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