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Daily Mail Offices Evacuated After 'Suspect White Powder Package'

Journalists forced to leave their desks.

14/11/2016 14:04 | Updated 15 November 2016

The offices of The Daily Mail and Metro newspapers have been evacuated after a suspicious ‘white powder’ was reportedly found in a package.

The London Evening Standard reported that the powder sparked a security alert at Northcliffe House, near Kensington High Street just after 1.30pm.

The Standard shares an office with the newspapers but was not immediately involved in the evacuation.

It is understood journalists and workers at the Mail and Metro were first moved to the central atrium, while some of those affected tweeted pictures from outside of the building 

Scotland Yard told The Huffington Post UK it has attended reports of a suspicious package and part of the building was evacuated as a precaution.

It pointed out other tenants in the building, including the i paper, Independent and the London Live TV station, were not affected.

The Metropolitan Police said nobody had been injured. The incident came to an end after 2pm.

A source contacted HuffPost to say not all employees of Metro were affected.

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