Suspicious package containing white powder sent to Houses of Parliament, Westminster

UK police dealing with suspect package at parliament-MailOnline

UK police dealing with suspect package at parliament-MailOnline

Police are now investigating a package of white powder found at Parliament in Westminster, a House of Commons spokesperson said.

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

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said yesterday: "At approximately 11.36am on Tuesday, February 13, police were informed of a suspicious package..."

They added: "The letter contained a white powder which is now being assessed by specialists".

It was later revealed that a white powder was found inside the suspect package.

A House of Commons representative affirmed before that officers were "examining an episode".

A "heavy" presence of officers was reported on a ministerial corridor, which is below the House of Commons chamber, and where some government ministers have their offices.

They said: 'We haven't been told much, but a package has been left.

The building was not placed on lockdown.

The Metropolitan Police are investigating an "incident" in parliament, according to reports.

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

No extra officers were visible at the main entrance at Carriage Gates.

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