Two hospitalised after 'suspicious package' found at United Kingdom parliament

Two hospitalised after 'suspicious package' found at United Kingdom parliament

The package was later described as a letter which contained a white powder, which has been assessed by specialists and found not to be noxious, the Metropolitan Police said.

Two unidentified people were taken to hospital as a precaution following Monday's suspicious package report.

Police were called to the estate where MPs and their staff have their offices on Tuesday at 9.49am.

It is thought the package was linked to the sick "Punish a Muslim Day" after letters were sent to Muslim families in East London and the Midlands last month.

Skripal and Yulia remain in a serious condition along with a police officer who came in contact with the same substance.

Parliament has received four suspicious packages over the past 24 hours, The Sun's Westminster Correspondent Natasha Clark reported, citing London police. This is further to the two items investigated yesterday.


They said: "The Met Police are now investigating suspicious items of mail in Norman Shaw North".

A Parliamentary spokesperson told The Independent: "The Met Police are now investigating suspicious items of mail in Norman Shaw North".

"Police are investigating the content of the letters to identify any potential links".

The spokesman said there were no reported injuries and inquiries were continuing.

"London Ambulance Service attended and two people, a man and a woman, have been taken to hospital as a precaution".

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