Security Alert at British Parliament

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Wednesday, June 7, 2006

BBC World is reporting that the House of Commons has been reopened following a "security alert" in which the House of Commons was "locked down" after someone threw powder in the central lobby. A Scotland Yard statement is expected soon (18.55 BST).

Sky News in the United Kingdom report that powder had been located within the Central Lobby. Tests on the powder showed that it was not anthrax, and the "all clear" was given at 18.50 British time.

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