March 13, 2018 / 11:08 AM / a year ago

Suspicious items sent to Britain's parliament deemed non-hazardous

LONDON (Reuters) - Two suspicious packages sent to Britain’s parliament have been found not to be hazardous after a police investigation, a spokesman for the parliament said on Tuesday.

“Two items of mail containing suspicious substances were investigated by the Met Police and (were) found not to be hazardous,” parliament said in a statement.

“The affected areas were temporarily cordoned off but no evacuation was necessary. One person attended hospital as a precaution.”

Reporting by William James; writing by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison and Alison Williams

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