US Consulate in Melbourne evacuated due to suspicious package

The U.S. Consulate was one of more than 10 embassies or consulates targeted with suspicious packages in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.
1:04 | 01/09/19

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Now to that breaking news overnight, the U.S. Consulate evacuated in Melbourne, Australia and James Longman has the latest and, James, the U.S. Consulate wasn't the only one that was evacuated. Reporter: No, that's right, Michael. A major operation is under way in Australia after multiple suspicious packages were delivered to embassies and consulates there overnight. The U.S. Consulate in Melbourne was one of those targeted as well as 12 others there and in the capital canberra. Local reports say envelopes arrived containing plastic sandwich bags with some kind of fibrous material inside them. Buildings were evacuated and federal police are investigating. So far there is no indication of who could be behind this or why they're doing it. James, this scare comes after another recent incident at a different consulate in Sydney. Reporter: Yeah, that's right. Suspicious white powder was found at the argentinean consulate in Sydney a few days ago. No clue yet if this is related, Michael. Thank you, James. We turn to a mysterious

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