EDINBURGH, April 27 Three suspicious packages
containing "white powder type substances" were sent to political
representation offices between April 25 and 26, the Scottish
parliament said in a statement on Thursday.
The packages were sent to an elected official, a political
party headquarters and a local council building. Police were
investigating and further advice has been issued to elected
representatives across Scotland, the assembly said.
Britain is holding a general election on June 8 and earlier
on Thursday police said a man carrying knives had been arrested
in London's government district.
(Reporting by Elisabeth O'Leary, editing by Estelle Shirbon)