Wellington Scoop

Te Papa evacuated after discovery of suspicious package

Te Papa was evacuated late this afternoon after a suspicious package was found.

A specialist police team was called to “sweep” the building.

Staff and visitors were told they would not able to re-enter the building after the evacuation and they were told they could not access their cars in the car park.

However soon after 5pm the building was reopened.

There was no information about what the suspicious package had contained.