27 Nov 2013

Capital's white powder scare likely to be flour

5:35 pm on 27 November 2013

Police say that flour is likely to be the white powder found in a hand-delivered letter which scared residents at apartments in central Wellington.

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Photo: RNZ

The letter's delivery to a Boulcott Street address on Tuesday night triggered a callout of emergency services when it was reported to police on Wednesday.

A bomb squad and the fire service attended, but police say a note with the powder suggests it was flour

Detective Sergeant Daniel Hughes says the residents were quarantined while police investigated.