Specialist police officers 'examining suspicious package' in Parliament
Police are investigating an incident in the Houses of Parliament amid suggestions a suspicious package has been found.
One unnamed officer in Speaker's Court told the Press Association that specialist colleagues were examining a package left in the Palace of Westminster.
They said: "We haven't been told much, but a package has been left.
"Specialist officers have just arrived to examine it.
"It won't be anything to worry about."
A House of Commons spokesman confirmed the investigation was ongoing but the building was not in lockdown, nor were any security alerts displayed on the annunciators around the Palace of Westminster.
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No extra officers were visible at the main entrance at Carriage Gates.
A Commons spokesman said: "The police are currently investigating an incident on the Parliamentary Estate.
"While their investigation is ongoing, any questions should be directed to the Metropolitan Police press office."
A Met Police spokeswoman said: "We are still looking in to it."