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Scottish parliament evacuated after a suspicious package found

The Scottish parliament was evacuated today following the discovery of a suspicious package

Edinburgh: The Scottish parliament was evacuated on Tuesday following the discovery of a suspicious package.

“An incident has occurred requiring the evacuation of the MSP building at Holyrood," the parliament said in a statement. “Police in Edinburgh responded to the Scottish Parliament at around 11.35am on Tuesday 7th November following the discovery of a suspicious package," police said in a statement.

“The police are in attendance at the scene."

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

A BBC reporter said on Twitter that a package containing white powder had been sent to a lawmaker. Reuters

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