Scottish parliament evacuated, police on scene

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Posted: Nov 07, 2017 7:24 AM

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The Scottish parliament was evacuated on Tuesday as police dealt with an incident.

"An incident has occurred requiring the evacuation of the MSP building at Holyrood," the parliament said in a statement. "The police are in attendance at the scene."

A BBC reporter said on Twitter that a package containing white powder had been sent to a lawmaker.

(Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary, writing by Guy Faulconbridge; editing by Michael Holden)