Mon. Dec 6th, 2021

The bomb squad has called, and police have evacuated a number of buildings near State Health Secretary Martin Foley’s polling station after a suspicious package was found near Port Melbourne’s premises on Friday.

Emergency services were called to the office on Rouse Street around 6 p.m. 11, with potentially “dangerous material” found at the site, according to VicEmergency.

Police and emergency services outside Martin Foley's office in Rouse Street, Port Melbourne.

Police and emergency services outside Martin Foley’s office in Rouse Street, Port Melbourne.Credit:Justin McManus

Victoria Police are currently focusing their efforts on Sugar Lane, which runs directly behind the polling station.

“Police are currently conducting a security check following reports of a suspicious package in an office building in Rouse Street, Port Melbourne,” a Victoria Police spokesman said.

“Several buildings have been evacuated as a precautionary measure and no injuries have been reported.”

Three Fire Rescue Victoria crews were on the scene Friday afternoon.

Four Rescue Victoria members at the scene in Port Melbourne on Friday.

Four Rescue Victoria members at the scene in Port Melbourne on Friday.Credit:Justin McManus

Paramedics were called to the scene after reports that a suspicious package was found, but an Ambulance Victoria spokeswoman said there did not appear to be any patients requiring treatment or transport to the hospital.

Mr. Foley’s office was contacted by Aging Friday, but a media adviser said they “would not comment on security issues”.

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