Mysterious ‘White Powder’ Shuts Down UK Parliament

Suspicious white powder shuts down UK parliament

Parliament was put on lockdown on Thursday afternoon following reports of a potential ‘chemical incident’ involving a ‘mysterious white powder’. 

Authorities shut down parts of the Westminster parliamentary estate in order to discover the source of the white powder that they say had been found in an envelope addressed to a Peer at the House of Lords. reports:

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police says: “A suspicious package has been delivered to the Houses of Parliament.

“Officers are at the scene examining the contents of the package.”

Doors and windows were closed and people, including some Lords, were reportedly locked out on the terrace.

The police say nobody was injured or made unwell in the incident.

Times reporter Matt Chorley was among those locked out, and was tweeting from the terrace.