The Scottish Parliament has resumed its work after being evacuated over suspicious packages, the parliament's press service said Tuesday.
"Emergency services have confirmed that the incident at Holyrood is now resolved. The MSP block has reopened a reminder that Chamber business as well as tours, visits & events are all going ahead as planned," the press service posted on Twitter.
2/2 a reminder that Chamber business as well as tours, visits & events are all going ahead as planned— Scottish Parliament (@ScotParl) 7 ноября 2017 г.
The Tory floor of the Scottish parliament was evacuated earlier in the day, after three suspicious packages were found in the offices. According to a BBC reporter, the packages were sent to Tory MSPs Liz Smith, Jamie Halcro-Johnston and Edward Mountain, while one of the packages contained a white powder.
"It's a white powder incident, there were a couple of suspicious packages sent to a Tory (Conservative) MSP," a source at the parliament told Reuters.
The Scottish parliament has confirmed that evacuation, with police dealing with the incident that occurred at 11.30 am local time.
An incident has occurred and the MSP building at Holyrood has been evacuated. Staff are working to assess the situation 1/2— Scottish Parliament (@ScotParl) 7 ноября 2017 г.
Big emergency service presence on Holyrood Road following Scottish Parliament evacuation pic.twitter.com/SkonArBRsW— Kate Shannon (@HolyroodKate) 7 ноября 2017 г.
According to the BBC, business in other parts of the building is still going on as normal.
Visitors still getting in the building as far as I can see..— Kate Shannon (@HolyroodKate) 7 ноября 2017 г.