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Police investigate suspicious packages

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16-04-2014 11:01 PM

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ABC1

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ABC1

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16-04-2014 11:01 PM

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16-04-2014 11:51 PM

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2014-04-16 23:01:57

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458381

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CANNANE, Steve

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STEVE CANNANE, PRESENTER: In Perth, police visited the electorate office of the West Australian Premier Colin Barnett tonight after his staff found a suspicious package in the mail.

It's part of an investigation into a series of packages found across Perth, including one at the officer of Treasurer Mike Nahan in Riverton.

The security alert started this morning at the Australia Post sorting centre near Perth Airport. Police closed off roads and evacuated buildings after a powdery substance was found in a package last night.

ASH GOY, ACTING INSPECTOR, WA POLICE: It was put aside after it was discovered; it was accidentally opened by the sorter - the sorting machine and then it was deemed suspicious late this morning.

STEVE CANNANE: It's since been confirmed the substance is not dangerous. Police are also investigating a package which was addressed to the office of The West Australian newspaper.