Scottish parliament evacuated after a suspicious package found

08 November, 2017, 09:32 | Author: Diane Mills
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A building at Holyrood has been evacuated after a suspicious package was discovered.

People who came into contact with the packages have been examined by medics.

'The building has been evacuated as a precaution and inquiries are continuing'.

Two additional envelopes were sent from the same sender to Conservative MSP's Liz Smith and Edward Mountain, but they were not opened.

All my staff are Okay and the emergency services have now confirmed that the incident has been resolved and parliamentary business will continue as normal.

"No other areas of the Holyrood campus are now affected and the Parliament remains open to the public at present".

Known as Holyrood, the parliament building is located at the bottom of the Royal Mile, Edinburgh's most famous thoroughfare which leads down from its historic castle to Queen Elizabeth's Edinburgh residence, Holyrood Palace.

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The MSP building in Holyrood, Edinburgh, has been cleared following the incident.

Part of the Scottish parliament building was evacuated after four packages were sent to the offices of Tory MSPs. "Staff are working to assess the situation".

"The MSP block is now open and embers and their staff can return to their offices".

'Police are in attendance at the scene. The Parliament's incident management team has been activated.

"Emergency services were called at around 11.35am on Tuesday, November 7, following a report of a suspicious package having been delivered".

"The public are thanked for their patience and support during this matter".

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