Suspicious Package Closes Sermerian First House
ADDOLIS, SERMERIA – A suspicious package that forced the partial evacuation of the Sermerian First House turned out to contain a doll effigy of Chancellor Palpatine crawling with stone mites. The package was discovered tucked behind a planter in the First House lobby by a cleaning droid. It was hand-addressed to Senator Ister Paddie and President Dibra Born, according to Sermerian Constable Lanya Sunt. The First House Executive Council and most governmental operations were shut down for about three hours while the Sermerian Constabulary bomb squad droids examined the package. The Sermerian Bio-League has contained the stone mites and confirmed that they are disease-free.