LONDON (Reuters) – Counter-terrorism police have been known as to Britain’s parliament on Tuesday to examine white energy sent to an workplace within the constructing, however the powder was later found to be harmless, officers mentioned.
One workplace remained closed as officers carried out investigations, however the remainder of the constructing was open, police mentioned. Parliament is presently in recess.
“Today the Metropolitan Police investigated a small package containing white powder on the parliamentary estate. The powder was found to be non-harmful,” the House of Commons, Britain’s decrease home of parliament, mentioned in an announcement.
Police elevated safety on the website after an Islamic State-inspired attacker drove a automobile into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge a yr in the past, killing 4 of them, after which stabbed a police officer to loss of life close by.
Reporting by Elizabeth Piper and Alistair Smout; Writing by William Schomberg; Editing by Stephen Addison and Andrew Heavens