21 May 2015

Suspicious powder sent to council

1:47 pm on 21 May 2015

Several people have been decontaminated after a suspicious package was found at the Rotorua Lakes Council.

Fire fighters and a decontamination unit was sent to the council building just after 9am today and part of the building was evacuated.

Police said an envelope containing a white powder came into contact with seven people.

Police now have the envelope to determine what the substance is.