Suspicious suitcase left outside the Treasury found to be full of clothes
A suspicious suitcase left outside The Treasury prompted police to stop traffic in central Wellington – but it turned out to be full of clothes.
The suitcase, left at 1 The Terrace, was reported to police at 5.04pm. Police were told it had been there for two hours.
Traffic was stopped between Bowen House and The Terrace while an assessment was made, but the cordons were lifted at 5.37pm.
A man who emailed Stuff about 5.30pm said he noticed the bag and reported it to the Parliamentary Service "more than three hours ago", but it "did nothing".
"As I was leaving work, the package was still there, so I called the police, who responded in minutes."
He said the lack of action was "quite disturbing".