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24 April 2024

NZ parliament evacuated in bomb scare


The New Zealand parliament in central Wellington was evacuated and surrounding streets cordoned off Thursday after a suspicious package was found near the building, police said.

Police said a suitcase was found in bushes near the distinctive building, known as the Beehive, early Thursday afternoon.

"Specialist police are currently travelling to the scene to examine the package," police said.