Published: Thu, February 15, 2018

White powder sent to United Kingdom parliament found to be non-harmful

White powder sent to United Kingdom parliament found to be non-harmful

Scotland Yard said that its counterterrorism command investigated the incident yesterday morning.

The complex was not evacuated or placed in a lockdown.

A Met Police representative stated: 'At around 11.36 hours on Tuesday, 13 February, police were educated of a suspicious bundle that had been conveyed to an office inside the Palace of Westminster.

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 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 office remains closed and police are still on scene.

A spokesperson for the House of Commons has confirmed that police are investigating an ongoing incident.

Detectives examined the letter, which was later found to be "non-harmful".

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

Witnesses had earlier said police had told them they were dealing with a "suspicious package", which was confirmed by an unnamed officer. Officers are understood to be examining a "suspicious package". "It won't be anything to worry about".

Parliament is now in recess, meaning that many MPs will not be in Westminster.

Police increased security at the site after an Islamic State-inspired attacker drove a vehicle into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge a year ago, killing four of them, and then stabbed a police officer to death nearby.

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