UPDATE: White powder deemed '˜non-hazardous' after Peterborough passport office is evacuated

A 'suspicious package' containing a small amount of white powder led to the complete evacuation of Peterborough passport office this morning.

Monday, 26th June 2017, 1:07 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st August 2017, 3:23 pm
The scene at Peterborough Passport office which was evacuated after a suspicious package was delivered this morning.

Police and ambulance crews were called to the scene in Northminister Road at 10.26am after a suspicious package was delivered.

Staff and visitors were evacuated and a cordon put in place.

People were allowed back into the building after the all-clear was given at around 11.08am.

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Police confirmed the package had been removed from the premises after they confirmed that the white powder inside did not pose a risk.

It is the third time the passport office has been evacuated in the past month and a half.

The previous two incidents turned out to be false alarms.

A similar evacuation was triggered in May. The white powder covering a letter turned out to be sugar.

The scene at Peterborough Passport office which was evacuated after a suspicious package was delivered this morning.
The scene at Peterborough Passport office which was evacuated after a suspicious package was delivered this morning.