Palace of Westminster receives letter with white powder, officials say

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The Met Police said at approximately 11:36am, officers were informed of a suspicious package that had been delivered to an office within the Palace of Westminster.

'The letter contained a white powder which is presently being evaluated by pros.

The rest of Parliament remains open.

Scotland Yard said that its counterterrorism command investigated the incident yesterday morning.

The discovery comes just a day after Donald Trump Jr's wife Vanessa was rushed to hospital in NY after opening a letter with white powder inside.

The building was not placed on lockdown.

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The Home Secretary is now in the United States, but her staff received the package at her office today and said they were "thrown into a panic".

The office where the letter was sent is now on lock down as police investigate the letter. Detectives examined the letter, which was later found to be "non-harmful".

News website MailOnline and the Press Association news service said the incident involved a suspect package. Officers are understood to be examining a "suspicious package".

"The Police are now investigating an incident on the Parliamentary Estate", the spokesperson confirmed.

No extra officers were visible at the main entrance at Carriage Gates today, but there was a security message being displayed on the screens in some of the buildings.

An unnamed police officer in Speaker's Court in Parliament said a suspicious package has been found.

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