British police investigating suspicious substance at parliament

by Reuters
Monday, 12 March 2018 14:24 GMT

LONDON, March 12 (Reuters) - Police are investigating a suspicious substance at the British parliament in Westminster, a spokeswoman for parliament said on Monday, adding that cordons were in place but there had been no evacuation.

"We are aware of a potential situation involving a suspicious substance which the Met Police are investigating," she said in a statement.

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

(Reporting by William James; writing by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison)

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