Police Scramble To Houses Of Parliament After Envelope With 'White Powder' Found
Police are now investigating the incident at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster
An envelope containing a mysterious white powder has been delivered to the Houses of Parliament today sparking an immediate police response at the ministerial corridor close to the House of Commons in Westminster.
According to one unnamed police officer, the package containing the white powder was discovered in the Speaker's Court.
Police are now investigating the incident at the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, One police officer informed the Press Association: "We haven't been told much but a package has been left.
Whats going on with the white powder?
Yesterday, Donald Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa Trump was taken to hospital on Monday after she opened a letter containing a strange white powder.
Last week, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was delivered a package to the London Ecuadorian embassy which contained a strange ‘white powdery substance,’ according to police reports.
The Express reports: A spokesman for the House of Commons confirmed police were at the scene. He said: “The Police are currently investigating an incident on the Parliamentary Estate.
Police have rushed to inspect a suspicious package at the House of Parliament
“While their investigation is ongoing, any questions should be directed to the Metropolitan Police.”
'White powder' sent to Amber Rudd's office sparks counter-terror security alert in Houses of Parliamenthttps://t.co/EKI447jJaa pic.twitter.com/utG5p61aXq— Mirror Politics (@MirrorPolitics) February 13, 2018
The wife of Donald Trump Jnr was taken to hospital after opening a suspicious piece of mail containing white powder, that was later determined to be cornstarch. #7News pic.twitter.com/8Hs8GuAEC4— 7 News Melbourne (@7NewsMelbourne) February 13, 2018
No extra officers were visible at the main entrance at Carriage Gates and no messages were initially put on the annunciators which are displayed on TV screens around Parliament.
After 45 minutes or so a message was added which read: "Incident in the House of Commons being dealt with by the Metropolitan Police, do not be alarmed."
Last year five people were killed when a terrorist carried out an attack on Westminster Bridge and in the grounds of Parliament.
Four pedestrians were killed when they were struck by Khalid Masood before PC Keith Palmer was stabbed to death as he protected Parliament and presented the killer from entering.