Two hospitalised after 'suspicious package' found at United Kingdom parliament

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Two people have been taken to hospital as a "precaution" after a "suspicious package" was reportedly delivered to an MP's Westminster office. "We can not provide any more details at this stage", a parliamentary spokesperson said.

A Parliament spokesman told BI in a statement on Tuesday: "The Met Police are now investigating suspicious items of mail in Norman Shaw North. A man and a woman have been taken to a central London hospital as a precaution", a statement said.

MPs were evacuated from the Norman Shaw North building inside parliament on Monday after a "suspicious substance" was found.

British police have been called to the UK Parliament on Tuesday morning over reports of a "suspicious package" for the second time in 24 hours.

A Conservative lawmaker, speaking in parliament, said the target of the letter was Mohammad Yasin, a Muslim lawmaker from the opposition Labour party.

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Several ambulances from the Incident Response Unit are on the scene.

Officers from London's Metropolitan Police were called to the same area on Monday afternoon following reports of a suspicious package, which was later deemed non-harmful.

They said they immediately alerted authorities and followed procedure, which led to the area being cordoned off.

It is thought the package was linked to the sick "Punish a Muslim Day" after letters were sent to Muslim families in East London and the Midlands last month.

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