Napier museum and library closed after 'substance of concern' found

Napier's library building.
Napier's library building. Photo credit: Google

Napier's museum and library are closed after a "substance of concern" was located.

A police statement said it's understood the substance had been in the museum for a significant period of time.

The statement said the museum has been closed to the public as a result. The Napier library, in the same building as the museum, is also closed.

"An NZ Defence Force explosive ordnance disposal team is currently en-route from Wellington to assess the situation," police said.