Westminster evacuation as police descend on Parliament offices

Westminster evacuation as police descend on Parliament offices

UK MP Mohammad Yasin had received a suspicious package on Monday.

TWO people were hospitalised today after a "suspicious package" was found at the British Parliament, said London's Metropolitan Police.

A police spokesman said: "Police were called at 9.49am on Tuesday, 13 March to reports of a suspicious package at Norman Shaw Buildings, Victoria Embankment, Westminster. We can not provide any more details at this stage", a parliamentary spokesperson said.

"We are aware of a potential situation involving a suspicious substance which the Met Police are investigating".

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

The package is being assessed by specialist officers, according to the police.

Police say they were called to the scene just before 1pm local time.

The affected area was temporarily cordoned off but there was no evacuation of the Norman Shaw Buildings, which are situated between the Houses of Parliament and police headquarters, the parliamentary spokesperson said.

And in response to the incidents, parliamentary authorities have now emailed all staff to be on the alert for suspicious items of mail.

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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