Security scare hits Centrelink

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Centrelink was evacuated after a security scare at its Pakenham office on Friday afternoon.

Police were called to the scene at about 1.15pm on Friday 28 October to attend to a suspicious parcel that had been found in the bathroom.

Dozens of customers and staff were asked to evacuate, and stood waiting a short distance from the office.

Police soon determined the incident to be a false alarm, discovering the parcel contained items of clothing.

The centre continued operation from about 1.45pm.

Originally published at Pakenham Gazette.

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About Alana Mitchelson

Alana Mitchelson is a journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Follow her on Twitter at @AlanaMitchelson.

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