UK: White powder in package sent to Parliament not harmful


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

A "suspicious package" at the British parliament building has prompted an investigation on Tuesday, according to an RT report, and U.K. Metropolitan Police are looking into the "incident".

The Metropolitan Police are investigating a suspicious package that had been delivered to an office within the Palace of Westminster.

Counter terror cops were called in to inspect the substance which was later ruled not to be harmful
Counter terror cops were called in to inspect the substance which was later ruled not to be harmful

The incident comes just a day after Donald Trump Jr.'s wife and two others were taken to a hospital after opening a letter containing powder that was delivered to the couple's New York City apartment. The workplace stays shut as of now, however whatever remains of the Palace of Westminster is open'.

Police counterterrorism detectives are investigating the incident.

A Met Police spokeswoman said: 'We are still looking in to it'.

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The discovery comes just a day after Donald Trump Jr's wife Vanessa was rushed to hospital in NY after opening a letter with white powder inside.

A heavy police presence was reported near a ministerial corridor in the House of Commons, where some government ministers have their offices.

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

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

Britain's parliament is now in recess, which means most ministers are not in Westminster.

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