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UK: Suspicious package with white powder and racist letter puts parliament on lockdown00:56

UK: Suspicious package with white powder and racist letter puts parliament on lockdown

United Kingdom, London
July 7, 2016 at 17:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

A suspicious package containing white powder and a racist message put the Houses of Parliament

in London on lock down on Thursday afternoon.

The delivery arrived at around 12.30pm local time and was addressed to Muslim Labour Peer Lord Ahmed, who reported that the white powder was accompanied by a racist letter.

Parts of parliament were closed for about 90 minutes after the packaged was found. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said that no one had suffered any injuries as a result.

UK: Suspicious package with white powder and racist letter puts parliament on lockdown00:56
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A suspicious package containing white powder and a racist message put the Houses of Parliament

in London on lock down on Thursday afternoon.

The delivery arrived at around 12.30pm local time and was addressed to Muslim Labour Peer Lord Ahmed, who reported that the white powder was accompanied by a racist letter.

Parts of parliament were closed for about 90 minutes after the packaged was found. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said that no one had suffered any injuries as a result.

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