Scottish parliament evacuated as white powder reportedly found in parcels

Holyrood and Kezia Dugdale

Parliament chief executive Paul Grice sent an email to MSPs saying the block would have to remain closed until the fire brigade gave the all-clear.

It's not known if any MSPs were inside the building.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "Police in Edinburgh can confirm that the emergency response at the Scottish Parliament has been stood down".

Reports said the packages were addressed to Jamie Halco Johnston, Liz Smith and Edward Mountain.

He did not notice anything unusual, but was later told that a similar package received by Mr Halcro-Johnston had contained white powder when it was opened by a member of his staff at about 11:30.

'No other areas of the campus are now affected and we remain open to the public at present. "Staff are working to assess the situation".

Police and firefighters have been sent to the scene of the evacuation.

Rand Paul's injuries from assault more severe than initially reported
The attorney representing the man who was charged with assaulting Sen. He sold his invention on QVC, the home shopping channel. Boucher was released from jail on Saturday.

Lavrov labels election interference charges as baseless
The figure offers the most detailed public accounting to date of the scale of a Russian disruption campaign via social media sites and online platforms.

Departing Twitter employee deactivates Trump's account
Twitter has reported that a customer support worker was on his or her last day on the job and deactivated Mr. Trump did not react to the temporary account removal until almost 12 hours later.

Holyrood has been declared safe after MSPs were evacuated when three suspect packages were discovered at the Scottish Parliament on Tuesday.

"Our incident management team in consultation with the emergency services are reviewing whether further measures are necessary".

Police were called to the site to examine the contents of the suspicious packages and shortly thereafter confirmed that the issue was "resolved." .

"As a precaution the MSP building was evacuated".

The MSP block, where politicians have their offices, has now reopened.

A Scottish Parliament spokesman thanked "building users for their patience and co-operation".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sia shares nude image of herself before paparazzi can sell it
Nov 08, 2017 - 04:02

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Jose Altuve makes young fan's day at Disney World
Nov 07, 2017 - 02:08
Previous year the Chicago Cubs made two appearances in the same episode and Von Miller showed up after Super Bowl 50 to troll Cam Newton.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top FSU suspends all fraternities and sororities after pledge's death
Nov 07, 2017 - 02:08
Following the recent death of a fraternity pledge , Florida State University has banned all fraternities and sororities. Thrasher stresses that this pause is necessary to review and reflect on the loss of a young life.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Falcons anticipate Ezekiel Elliott in the backfield for Week 10 clash
Nov 07, 2017 - 02:05
Elliott was not charged by prosecutors for an alleged assault reported to police in Columbus, Ohio, in July 2016. It cleared last year's league rushing leader to play in Sunday's game against Kansas City.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top AMD, Intel Team Up To Take On Nvidia In Gaming Laptops
Nov 07, 2017 - 01:58
The new product has been designed by Intel and is meant to power thin laptops that are powerful enough for serious gamers to use. More information, including systems from major OEMs based on the technology, is expected in the first quarter of 2018.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 21st Century Fox considering selling most of company to Disney
Nov 07, 2017 - 01:39
A Disney spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment while Fox was not immediately available for comment. Disney already owns ABC , and therefore can not also own another broadcast network, due to FCC regulations.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Australia Declines Aid from New Zealand in Refugee Crisis
Nov 06, 2017 - 02:47
Food, medicine, power and water have been cut from the former detention center. Protesters say Manus Island is Australia's Guantanamo Bay.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Carter Page testifies he told Sessions about Russian Federation trip
Nov 06, 2017 - 02:33
Sessions made similar denials in two subsequent hearings before Congress on Russian Federation since taking office. President Donald Trump's former campaign national co-chair Sam Clovis has ixnayed his own nomination to the U.S.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top John Wall Will Miss Wizards-Raptors Due To His Shoulder Injury
Nov 06, 2017 - 02:30
After losing to the Celtics in seven games during the Eastern Conference semifinals, they now have the experience to make a deeper postseason run.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Islamic State takes responsibility for NYC attack; security increased
Nov 06, 2017 - 02:22
He started planning the attack about a year ago while in the USA - and two months ago, he made a decision to use a truck. Trump also has called for eliminating the 1990s visa lottery program that Saipov used to come to the U.S.in 2010.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gunman kills at least 25 at Texas church
Nov 06, 2017 - 02:09
The official was not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The Wilson County sheriff, where the church is located, has not confirmed the name as journalists await a news conference.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri resigns
Nov 05, 2017 - 02:48
Hariri's coalition, which took office past year , grouped almost all of Lebanon's main parties, including Hezbollah. Lebanese PM resigned in a televised address blaming Iranian interference and alluded to fears of an assassination .

Both Bush presidents worry Trump is blowing up the GOP
Nov 05, 2017 - 02:44
Rather than being motivated by public service, Bush said, Trump seemed to be driven by "a certain ego". The book, titled " The Last Republicans ", will be published on November 14 by HarperCollins.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Colin Kaepernick collusion case centers around ten teams
Nov 05, 2017 - 02:43
This caused a stir among the players that saw most teams that weekend protest in some fashion during the Anthem. Kaepernick has yet to be picked up by another team since opting out of his contract with the 49ers in March.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Michigan State's last-second field goal sinks Penn State's playoff hopes
Nov 05, 2017 - 02:43
Penn State's College Football Playoff hopes likely went down with the loss, having lost their last two by a combined four points. Penn State coach James Franklin has a 0-10 road record against ranked opponents, including five losses with the Nittany Lions.