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White powder sent to UK Parliament found to be non-harmful

Separately, police said counter-terrorism officers were investigating the incident and an office in Parliament, to which the package had been sent, remained closed.

A policeman patrols the Parliament Buildings on the Stormont Estate, the seat of the Northern Ireland assembly, in Belfast on 12 February 2018. Picture: AFP

LONDON - A security incident at Britain’s Parliament on Tuesday was triggered by the discovery of a package containing a white powder which was later found to be non-harmful, the lower house of the legislature said.

Separately, police said counter-terrorism officers were investigating the incident and an office in Parliament, to which the package had been sent, remained closed. The rest of the building was open.

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