Visitor to Parliament sparks acid attack scare after he was caught trying to ...

Visitor to Parliament sparks acid attack scare after he was caught trying to ...
Visitor to Parliament sparks acid attack scare after he was caught trying to ...
Visitor to Parliament sparks acid attack security scare after he was caught trying to bring in mystery liquid as police launch probe Armed police arrested a man possibly carrying acid at the Houses of Parliament  The man tried to smuggle in the mystery liquid in a 'miniature bottle' on Friday He was seized while on a tour of Westminster Hall and held overnight by police

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Armed police arrested a man at the Houses of Parliament who was trying to sneak in a mystery liquid that may have been acid.

There was a considerable security scare on Friday as armed police seized a man on a tour group who had tried to smuggle a small amount of liquid in a 'miniature bottle' with him.

He was arrested in Parliament's Westminster Hall on suspicion of 'possession of an article for use in criminal damage'.

There was a considerable security scare on Friday as armed police arrested a man who had tried to smuggle a small amount of mystery liquid with him (File image)

There was a considerable security scare on Friday as armed police arrested a man who had tried to smuggle a small amount of mystery liquid with him (File image)

The liquid was in a miniature bottle and may have been 'acid or an accelerant', a source told The Sun (File image)

The liquid was in a miniature bottle and may have been 'acid or an accelerant', a source told The Sun (File image)

The man was held at a police station in central London on Saturday night while the mystery substance was tested.

Checks were also carried out on the man's background.

The Metropolitan Police said: 'He was found to be in possession of a miniature alcohol bottle which was confiscated from him at the search point.

The man was searched at a checkpoint and then taken away from the tour group he was with at Westminster Hall in the Houses of Parliament

The man was searched at a checkpoint and then taken

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