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UK police investigating package containing white powder found in Parliament

 The Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 29 January 2018. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

The Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 29 January 2018. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN

London, Feb 13 (efe-epa).- Police in the United Kingdom said Tuesday they were investigating a package containing a white powder that had been delivered to the Palace of Westminster, which houses the country’s upper and lower parliamentary chambers.

The package was delivered to an office within Parliament at 11.36 am on Tuesday, London’s Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

"Police were informed of a suspicious package delivered to an office within the Palace of Westminster," the Met said.

"The letter contained a white powder which is currently being assessed by specialists," the force added in a statement.

Members of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command were investigating the incident.

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