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    Police Working on Site at UK Parliament After Suspicious Package Found - Reports

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    The English police services are currently investigating an incident in Britain's parliament on Tuesday where a suspicious package had been found, MailOnline news website reported, citing witnesses.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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