Parliament emergency sparks evacuation as police probe 'three white powder packages'

Parliament emergency sparks evacuation as police probe 'three white powder packages'

Parliament emergency sparks evacuation as police probe 'three white powder packages'

A building at Holyrood has been evacuated after a suspicious package was discovered.

A Scottish Parliament spokesman said: "The incident involved the discovery of suspicious packages in the MSP building".

Police say the action's been taken as a precaution.

The parliament's chief executive said only the building housing MSPs' offices had been evacuated while the rest of the parliamentary campus was operating normally.

The MSP block, where politicians have their offices, has now reopened.

All my staff are Okay and the emergency services have now confirmed that the incident has been resolved and parliamentary business will continue as normal.


According to a BBC reporter, the packages were sent to Tory MSPs Liz Smith, Jamie Halcro-Johnston and Edward Mountain, while one of the packages contained a white powder. "Staff are working to assess the situation". The Parliament's incident management team has been activated.

"Emergency services were called at around 11.35 a.m. on Tuesday 7th November following a report of a suspicious package having been delivered".

'This is part of a pre-arranged process put in place, ready to deal with such developing situations'.

Scotland's parliament building was evacuated after three envelopes containing white powder were sent to lawmakers with the Conservative Tory Party.

Holyrood: Police and fire services were called to the parliament.

A Scottish Parliament spokesman thanked "building users for their patience and co-operation".

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