Update 10.45am: Experts called in to examine a suspicious package outside German Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin have given the all-clear.
Ministers had carried on with their regular meeting after police cordoned off an area around the Chancellery.
Earlier: The Berlin office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been sealed off due to a suspicious package, Reuters has reported.
A police spokesman, Thorsten Peters, told Reuters: "We are investigating a suspicious package.
"The package was discovered during a routine security check at the entrance of the Chancellery.".
An eyewitness said there are four plastic yellow postal crates in the cordoned-off area.
It is not known if Ms Merkel is in the building, but it has not been evacuated and the Chancellor is due to lead a regular Cabinet meeting this morning.