Madrid headquarters of Prisa media group evacuated over 'suspect package'

Move comes in the same afternoon that 12 people were killed in an attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo

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The Madrid headquarters of the Spanish media group Prisa, which owns the daily newspaper El Pais, has been evacuated after it received a suspect package, a spokeswoman has told Reuters.

Pictures posted on Twitter showed employees waiting outside the offices of Prisa, which also owns Spain's oldest financial paper Cinco Dias, the sports daily AS and the Spanish version of The Huffington Post.

Daniel Basteiro, a journalist for El Huffington Post, posted a photo on Twitter with the comment in Spanish: "Waiting to return to our jobs as clarifying what about a 'strange package' in Prisa."

Police were also seen around the building.

The move comes on the same afternoon that at least 12 people were killed in an attack on the Paris offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

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