United Kingdom police investigating suspicious package at Parliament

United Kingdom police investigating suspicious package at Parliament

A House of Commons spokesman said: "The Police are now investigating an incident on the Parliamentary Estate".

The package containing the powder was delivered to the office just after 11:30 a.m., police said.

The package contained white powder, but it is not clear what the substance is.

One office remained closed as officers carried out investigations, but the rest of the building was open, police said.

POLICE have deployed counter-terrorism officers to investigate some suspicious "white powder" sent to Amber Rudd's office in Parliament.

The Metropolitan Police hasn't yet commented on the incident.

The complex was not evacuated or placed in a lockdown.

The Home Secretary is now in the United States, but her staff received the package at her office today and said they were "thrown into a panic".

"The powder was found to be non-harmful".

An unnamed police officer in Speaker's Court in Parliament said a suspicious package has been found. Officers are understood to be examining a "suspicious package".

A police vehicle leaves the Palace of Westminster during the investigation into a suspect package.

Theresa May and her colleagues are not now in the building thanks to a parliamentary recess.

The Palace of Westminster was not locked down and the main Carriage Gate entrance - the scene of the attack on Westminster last March - was open as normal.

Past year five people were killed when a terrorist carried out an attack on Westminster Bridge and in the grounds of Parliament.

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