Suspicious 'white powder' sent to UK Parliament building; 2 hospitalised

13 March, 2018, 13:47 | Author: Wade Massey
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A suspicious substance at the British parliament in Westminster was deemed non-hazardous, police said on Monday, in the latest of a string of packages to politicians and royals that have sparked security alerts.

Police are investigating a suspicious substance found on the parliamentary estate. We can not provide any more details at this stage.

"This is further to the two items investigated yesterday, both of which were found to be non-harmful".

Police were called to assess a suspicious package at parliament on Tuesday, the second such incident in as many days.

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"Police are investigating the content of the letters to identify any potential links". "Two people - a man and a woman - have been taken to a central London hospital as a "precaution", The Independent reports citing London's Metropolitan Police as saying".

Specialist officers investigated the package and found it was not hazardous, a parliamentary spokesperson later said.

The office of opposition Labour MP Mohammad Yasin received the item, while he was not in the room, according to a member of his staff. There has been no evacuation, but the affected area has been cordoned off. Access to the building is otherwise unaffected.

A source said they were anxious it was linked to the sick "Punish a Muslim Day" letters which The Sun revealed were being posted out last week.

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