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Samoan consulate evacuated after suspicious package found

A firefighter attends to a consulate where a suspicious package was sent earlier this week. Source: AAP

Emergency services are responding to reports of a suspicious package at the Samoan consulate in Sydney.

The Samoan consulate in Sydney has been evacuated after a suspicious package was discovered.

NSW Police were called to Scott Street in Liverpool about 10am on Friday and the office was evacuated.

"An item has been seized by Fire and Rescue NSW and will be forensically examined," a police spokesman told AAP.

The package arrived days after a Victorian man was arrested for mailing 38 "suspicious packages", believed to contain asbestos, to consulate and embassies across Australia. 

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