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A Suspicious Package at London Parliament Is Being Investigated by the Police

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On Tuesday, 13 February, a suspicious package was found by the Metropolitan Police, and was brought to an office within the Palace of Westminster. Detectives from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command are investigating.

An unnamed officer in Speaker’s Court told the Press Association said: ‘We haven’t been told much, but a package has been left. Specialist officers have just arrived to examine it. It won’t be anything to worry about.”

“At approximately 1136hrs on Tuesday, 13 February, police were informed of a suspicious package that had been delivered to an office within the Palace of Westminster,” police said. “The letter contained a white powder which is currently being assessed by specialists. The office remains closed at this time, but the rest of the Palace of Westminster is open.”

A large number of officers were reported to be on a ministerial corridor, which is below the House of Commons chamber. “The police are currently investigating an incident on the parliamentary estate. While their investigation is ongoing, any questions should be directed to the Metropolitan Police,” a House of Commons spokesperson said. However, the Palace of Westminster is not locked down and the roads are open.

However, the security at parliament was increased since an ISIS attacker killed five people last year by driving a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge and then stabbing to death a police officer in the grounds of parliament.

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