29 Jul 2021

Hundreds evacuated from Te Papa after suspicious item found

5:48 pm on 29 July 2021

Hundreds of people are being evacuated from Te Papa in Wellington where a suspicious item was found this afternoon.

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Te Papa Musuem in Wellington Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

A police spokesperson said the museum was evacuated as a precaution while officers searched the building, but the item was found to not be suspicious.