'Suspicious package' at British parliament prompts investigation

'Suspicious package' at British parliament prompts investigation

A letter containing "white powder" was sent to the Palace of Westminster on Tuesday, police said.

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.

The package containing the powder was delivered to the office just after 11:30 a.m., police said. Police are at the scene and managing.

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

The Met's Counter Terrorism Command officers are now investigating the incident and the office to which the package has been sent, remains closed.

Witnesses reported seeing a heavy police presence around the Houses of Parliament.


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

An unnamed police officer, in Speaker's Court in Parliament, earlier confirmed the package has been found.

They stated: "We haven't been told much, yet a bundle has been cleared out". Officers are understood to be examining a "suspicious package". "It won't be anything to worry about".

Other buildings were not on lockdown and visitor tours were allowed to continue while officers dealt with the situation.

"While their investigation is ongoing, any questions should be directed to the Metropolitan Police press office".

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