Westminster incident: Police investigate ‘suspicious package’ in Parliament Street

Safety cordons have been erected in Parliament Street, Westminster, central London, while officers assess a “possible suspicious package”, the Met Police has said.

Roads have been closed as police officers investigate a potentially suspicious item in Westminster.

Safety cordons have been erected in Parliament Street, Westminster, central London, while officers assess a “possible suspicious package”, the Met Police has said.

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The MPS Westminster force tweeted: “Safety cordons have been established at #ParliamentStreet #Westminster while officers investigate a possible suspicious package.

“Please bear with us while we deal with this item.”

Baseem Baig Chagtai tweeted that police officers had told people to “leave the area”.

He said: “Police officer says leave the area we are dealing with an incident around #Westminster#parliamentUk#London.”

A Met Police spokesperson said: “Police were called at 11.27am on Tuesday, June 7 to reports of a suspicious package found at Parliament Street.

“Officers are on scene and safety cordons and closures are in place while enquiries are undertaken.”

Police have now reopened the roads.

A spokesperson tweeted at 12.39pm: “UPDATE: Road closures and cordons are being lifted after a suspicious package was dealt with at #ParliamentStreet #Westminster.

“The item was found to be non suspicious.

“We thank the public for their co-operation while we dealt with the item.”