A “suspicious package” brought by a member of the public to the Hastings Police Station prompted the station’s evacuation to a building across the street, Police said tonight.
The police station, which is due to move into a new building being built about 100 meters away, set up operations at nearby Brigade House.
Police said a woman who went to the Christ Church station “brought a suspicious package she had received with an unknown substance for police to investigate”.
Police said the entire Hastings station was compromised and as a result, all personnel was instructed to evacuate in keeping with protocol.
Investigations are continuing.