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White powder package sent to Westminster

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Police are investigating a suspicious package containing white powder that has been delivered to an office within the Palace of Westminster.

The powder was contained in a letter which was assessed by specialists and found to be non-harmful.

The office remains closed but the rest of the Palace of Westminster is open, police said.

Detectives from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command have been informed and are investigating.

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Image caption The Met's Counter Terrorism Command is investigating

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