Police are currently “investigating an incident” on the Parliamentary Estate, a House of Commons spokesman said.
Initial reports suggest a “suspicious package” is the cause of the alarm and a heavy police presence has been seen on a Ministerial corridor in the House of Commons.
Parliament is currently in recess meaning many MPs will not be in Westminster.
Heavy police activity around ministerial corridor… A House of Commons Spokesperson said: “The Police are currently investigating an incident on the Parliamentary Estate.
— Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) February 13, 2018
NEW: Closure of ministerial corridor in House of Commons relates to a suspicious package that police are currently dealing with, I’m told.
— Benjamin Kentish (@BenKentish) February 13, 2018
An unnamed police officer in Speaker’s Court told the Press Association: “We haven’t been told much but a package has been left… It won’t be anything to worry about.”
An official police spokesperson said more details would be released shortly.