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US News Police called to Parliament over 'suspicious package' for second time in 24 hours

14:10  13 march  2018
14:10  13 march  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Police are investigating after a series of suspicious packages were sent to Parliament , targeting Muslim MPs. Officers were called to the parliamentary estate on Tuesday after the discovery, which came less than 24 hours after a previous incident.

British police have been called to the UK Parliament on Tuesday morning over reports of a “ suspicious package ” in its vicinity for the second time in 24 hours . Specialists are investigating Tuesday’s package and there have been no reported injuries so far.

a castle with water in front of Palace of Westminster: Houses of Parliament © Provided by Business Insider UK Houses of Parliament British police have been called to the UK Parliament on Tuesday morning over reports of a "suspicious package" in its vicinity for the second time in 24 hours.

Specialists are investigating Tuesday's package and there have been no reported injuries so far.

A police spokeswoman told Business Insider in a statement on Tuesday:

"Police were called at 09:49 hours on Tuesday, 13 March to reports of a suspicious package at Norman Shaw Buildings, Victoria Embankment, Westminster.

Police called to Parliament over 'suspicious package' for second time in 24 hours © Getty Police called to Parliament over 'suspicious package' for second time in 24 hours "Specialist officers are on scene and the package is being assessed.

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Four Muslim Labour MPs have been sent suspicious packages over the last 48 hours including copies of a “Punish a Muslim” letter that advocates A Metropolitan police spokesman said: “ Police were called at 9.49am on Tuesday 13 March to reports of a suspicious package at Norman Shaw

Published time : 13 Mar, 2018 10:58 Edited time : 14 Mar, 2018 08:30. Police are investigating the third and fourth suspicious packages sent to Parliament in just 24 hours . A section of the Houses has been cordoned off.

"The London Ambulance Service are on scene. No reported injuries."

Officers from London's Metropolitan Police were called to the same vicinity on Monday afternoon following reports of a suspicious package, which was later deemed non-harmful.

A Parliament spokesman told BI in a statement on Tuesday: "The Met Police are currently investigating suspicious items of mail in Norman Shaw North. We cannot provide any more details at this stage.

"This is further to the two items investigated yesterday, both of which were found to be non-harmful. The Police are investigating the content of the letters to identify any potential links."

Monday's package remains under investigation, a police spokeswoman told BI.


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