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An unnamed police officer in Speaker’s Court said a suspicious package has been found, according to Press Association. The officer is quoted as saying: “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.”
While the police investigation is still underway, the Palace of Westminster is not in lockdown, there are no security alerts displayed on the annunciators in the building and there are no extra police officers visible at the main entrance at Carriage Gates, Press Association reports.