Scottish parliament says 3 suspect packages sent to political offices | Reuters

EDINBURGH Three suspicious packages containing 'white powder type substances' were sent to political representation offices between April 25 and 26, the Scottish parliament said in a statement on Thursday. The packages were sent to an elected official, a political party headquarters and a local council building.

Reuters April 27, 2017 21:53:28 IST
Scottish parliament says 3 suspect packages sent to political offices
| Reuters

Scottish parliament says 3 suspect packages sent to political offices
 Reuters

EDINBURGH Three suspicious packages containing "white powder type substances" were sent to political representation offices between April 25 and 26, the Scottish parliament said in a statement on Thursday.

The packages were sent to an elected official, a political party headquarters and a local council building. Police were investigating and further advice has been issued to elected representatives across Scotland, the assembly said.

Britain is holding a general election on June 8 and earlier on Thursday police said a man carrying knives had been arrested in London's government district. (Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary, editing by Estelle Shirbon)

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