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UK Parliament Gets White Powder Package Day After Trump Jr's Wife Received Similar Powder

The Metropolitan Police said specialists are assessing the powder. Authorities didn't identify the office that received the substance on Tuesday, but said it remains closed.

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Updated:February 13, 2018, 10:46 PM IST
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UK Parliament Gets White Powder Package Day After Trump Jr's Wife Received Similar Powder
Police officers outside the Houses of Parliament in London, England. (File photo: Getty Images)
London: London police said a suspicious package that was delivered to the British Parliament building on Tuesday contained a white powder.

The Metropolitan Police said specialists are assessing the powder. Authorities didn't identify the office that received the substance on Tuesday, but said it remains closed.

Police say the rest of the parliamentary complex in central London is open.

Police counter-terrorism detectives are investigating the incident. The complex was not evacuated or placed in a lockdown.

On Monday, Donald Trump Jr.'s wife, Vanessa Trump was taken to a New York City hospital as a precaution after she opened an envelope addressed to her husband that contained an unidentified white powder, though police later said the substance wasn't dangerous, authorities said.

The frightening episode happened after 10 a.m. when Trump, 40, opened the letter addressed to the president's son at her mother's midtown Manhattan apartment, investigators said. She called 911 and said she was coughing and felt nauseous, police said.

Police said the envelope contained a letter but provided no other details.

Detectives from the New York Police Department's intelligence division and Secret Service agents are investigating the episode.

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