US and British consulates among TEN diplomatic offices evacuated in Melbourne ‘after suspicious packages are found’

The United States and British consulates are among 10 diplomatic offices which have been evacuated after suspicious packages were found.

The Indian, Swiss, German, Italian, Spanish and New Zealand offices are also believed to have been targeted, according to reports.

Fire engines are outside the consulates, some of which are on St Kilda Road in the central city.

Two fire trucks, a hazardous materials vehicle and police cars were seen outside the Consulate-General of India on Wednesday afternoon.