Scottish parliament briefly evacuated

Harvey Weinstein

Scotland's parliamentary building has been evacuated after reports of the 'discovery of three suspicious packages.

People who came into contact with the packages have been examined by medics.

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

Two additional envelopes were sent from the same sender to Conservative MSP's Liz Smith and Edward Mountain, but they were not opened.

"The MSP block is now closed".

Part of the building was evacuated after the packages, one of which was said to contain white powder, were sent to the offices of four Tory MSPs.

A Conservative source told the Evening News that the packages received were invitations to the Inverness Courier newspaper's 200th anniversary celebration event.

Google to show estimated wait times for restaurants
You can either look up the current wait times, or tap on an hour of your choice to find the estimated wait for that time period. It will then come to Google Maps to Android, at which point it will expand to include grocery stores, the company says.

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.

Staff were allowed to return to the MSP building, where members have their offices, at about 13:15.

"I would like to thank the Scottish Parliament's staff and the emergency services for their prompt and effective response".

Emergency services attended the scene before police ruled there were no suspicious circumstances.

'This is part of a pre-arranged process put in place, ready to deal with such developing situations'.

The Scottish parliament has confirmed that evacuation, with police dealing with the incident that occurred at 11.30 am local time.

Related News:



Most liked

Sia responds to creeper selling her nudes by giving it away

RBA keeps interest rates on hold amid subdued inflation
In a widely expected move, the RBA left interest rates unchanged at at the conclusion of its monthly policy meeting. But third quarter inflation data was slightly below expectations and September retail sales came in weak.

Japan's 'Black Widow' sentenced to death for murder
She said her husband treated her unfairly when it came to finances, giving more money to a woman he previously dated than to her. Her lawyers immediately appealed Tuesday's ruling to a higher court, suggesting the trial could continue for years.

Shot fired near TCU campus
As indicated by Fort Worth police, the occurrence occurred after two Roadrunner Shuttle drivers got into contention close grounds. TCU tweeted a message from its official twitter account telling people on campus to seek shelter immediately.

SC disqualified Nawaz for not declaring assets
After hearing the arguments from both sides, the court reserved its judgments, which would likely to be announced on Wednesday. The court had indicted Nawaz Sharif in two references and his daughter Maryam and Safdar in one reference.

Meek Mill Judge's Beef Behind Stiff Prison Sentence ... Attorney Claims
This saga began in 2008, when Meek Mill was charged with drug and gun possession and sentenced to 11-23 months in prison. The judge added that she's been trying to help the musician for about a decade but he just does whatever he wants.

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling 'dives well', claims Arsene Wenger
The 25-year-old has made nearly 200 appearances for the Turkish giants, scoring 27 and providing 44 assists over that time. He added: " Arsene Wenger's game plan was to stop Manchester City playing and for periods, it worked".

Twitter Goes Through With It: You're All Getting 280 Damn Characters
Picked at random, it granted five percent of its users to 280 character tweets. People end up spending more time editing tweets or don't send them out at all.

Facebook Messenger payments arrive in the UK
David Marcus, head of Messenger , said that, in the USA , most people use payments in Messenger to send less than $50 at a time. Additionally, Apple has its own Venmo-like money transfer service in the works that's due to be released sometime this fall.

Bendis To Leave Marvel For DC
A majority of the most popular writers and artists working in comics today have plied their trade for both Marvel and DC Comics . And which writers would you like to see take over for Bendis on his current comics? I am bursting with ideas and inspiration.

Demonetisation was organised loot: Manmohan Singh
Despite the rebuttal from the ruling dispensation, Singh's words turned prophetic and India's GDP growth fell from 7.9% to 5.7%. He mentioned that the bullet train project will neither benefit five crore Gujaratis nor the nation as a whole.

Three terrorists killed, jawan martyred in Pulwama
The press conference was jointly addressed by the IGP JK Police, IG CRPF and General Officer Commanding (GOC) Victor Force. He said it was the first time that the United States made weapon was recovered from militants in Kashmir.

WWE Makes History At Smackdown Live Taping In United Kingdom
Styles then connected with a 450 splash for a near fall before hitting the Phenomenal Forearm to pick up the win and and title. Mahal has the worst win-loss record out of any WWE Champion in history and went from jobber straight to world champion.

Patton Oswalt Has Officially Tied the Knot With Meredith Salenger
Salenger shared photos from their engagement on Instagram, touting herself as "the luckiest happiest girl in the universe". Oswalt looked dapper in his gray suit, while Salenger, stunned in her off-the-shoulder bridal gown.

Rodney Harrison Believes Giants Players Don't Respect Ben McAdoo
Should the Giants decide to burn the whole thing down and start over, no amount of Super Bowl good will would keep Eli in NY . However, the Giants could save millions in cap space by deciding to cut him during the upcoming offseason.