Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

2 hospitalised after 'suspicious package' found at UK Parliament

2 hospitalised after 'suspicious package' found at UK Parliament

The package is being assessed by specialist officers, according to the police.

TWO people were hospitalised today after a "suspicious package" was found at the British Parliament, said London's Metropolitan Police.

Police were called into the parliamentary estate yesterday after a letter was sent to a politician, believed to be Mohammad Yasin, Labour MP for Bedford.

"As this is an ongoing investigation, we can't issue more details at the moment, but (I) am very pleased that staff took sensible precautions and followed the correct procedures when the suspicious letter was spotted", she added.

Police said they were investigating reports of a suspicious package at the Norman Shaw Buildings, where many lawmakers have their offices, on the parliamentary estate. The London Ambulance Service is on scene.

"We can not provide any more details at this stage", a parliamentary spokesperson said in a statement. A second package is also being looked at, they said - and one person has been taken to hospital this morning.

Two people were said to be in the office at the time it was opened, and police have now cordoned off a floor of MPs' offices. "We can not provide any more details at this stage", a parliamentary spokesperson said.

Two were sent to Portcullis House and Norman Shaw Buildings on Monday, both of which were later deemed non-harmful. "The Police are investigating the content of the letters to identify any potential links".

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