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United Kingdom parliament says police investigating 'suspicious substance'

United Kingdom parliament says police investigating 'suspicious substance'

Two people were taken to hospital as a precaution on Monday after a "suspicious package" was found at the British parliament, although it was later confirmed not to be hazardous, officials said.

"Police were called at 09:49 hours on Tuesday, 13 March to reports of a suspicious package at Norman Shaw Buildings, Victoria Embankment, Westminster".

"A suspicious substance was investigated by the Met Police and was found not to be hazardous", a spokesman for parliament said in a statement.

"The London Ambulance Service are on scene. The police are investigating the content of the letters to identify any potential links". "Two people attended hospital as a precaution".

Just yesterday police rushed to the estate when they received word of a suspicious substance in Norman Shaw North.

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A Conservative lawmaker, speaking in parliament, said the target of the letter was Mohammad Yasin, a Muslim lawmaker from the opposition Labour party.

Officers from London's Metropolitan Police were called to the same area on Monday afternoon following reports of a suspicious package, which was later deemed non-harmful.

"There has been no evacuation, but the affected area has been cordoned off".

A source said they were anxious it was linked to the sick "Punish a Muslim Day" letters which The Sun revealed were being posted out last week.


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