Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 7:34:55 am
British intelligence is warning of a specific threat to attack the House of Commons: MPs warned of anthrax threat to British parliament.
Members were alerted over a possible strike using anthrax or the deadly chemical ricin on the House of Commons, the lower chamber of parliament, by MI5, Britain’s domestic security agency, newspapers said. ...
Hain added: “If an al-Qaeda group managed to throw a phial of anthrax or ricin into the chamber — or maybe even worse, a suicide agent released it, without anybody noticing, which we have been advised is quite feasible — the particles would immediately begin spreading.
”Because of the way air flows work, within minutes total contamination could occur."