UK Embassy in Stockholm Evacuated over Suspicious Powder

World | October 17, 2012, Wednesday // 14:47|  views

File photo of the US embassy in Stockholm

The US embassy in Stockholm was evacuated on Wednesday, as it received a letter containing "unidentified white powder."

"There has been a potential security incident that we are investigating and we have temporarily been evacuated," US embassy spokesperson Jeff Andersson has told Swedish news websiteThe Local.

"This happened in the last couple of hours and we are working with Swedish authorities to investigate the incident," he added.

According to the Stockholm emergency services, a "white powder" was found in an envelope sent to the embassy.

A police official has told The Local that the white powder is to be analyzed on Wednesday or Thursday.

The embassy spokesperson has refused to comment on whether the unidentified white powder has been the cause for the evacuation.

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