White powder found in a suspicious package in UK House of Parliament is not harmful, according to House of Commons.
"The letter contained a white powder is currently being assessed by specialists. The office remains closed at this time, but the rest of the Palace of Westminster is open," police stated.
Police were informed of a suspicious package delivered to an office within the Palace of Westminster. Police are at the scene and dealing. The letter contained a white powder which is currently being assessed by specialists.— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) February 13, 2018
Previously, a House of Commons Spokesperson commented on the situation, saying that the Police were investigating an incident on the Parliamentary Estate, without providing any further details.
A "heavy" presence of officers was reported near a ministerial corridor, where some Government ministers have their offices, shortly before 1pm.
Heavy police activity around ministerial corridor… A House of Commons Spokesperson said: “The Police are currently investigating an incident on the Parliamentary Estate.— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) February 13, 2018
There was no sign of a broader security alert in the building, according to a Reuters correspondent in parliament.
The Metropolitan Police hasn't yet commented on the incident.