Man 'armed with sword' attacks Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace in lockdown after alleged attack on police
Police injured outside Buckingham Palace
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26 August, 2017

A man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police after two officers received minor injuries outside Buckingham Palace, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Police responded Friday night to an area outside Buckingham Palace due to an alleged assault.

Metropolitan Police tweeted that officers are at the scene of the incident.

"The man was stopped.at approximately 20.35 hours (3.35 on Saturday, Singapore time) by officers at the Mall outside Buckingham Palace in possession of knife".

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London Ambulance Service treated the two injured officers at the scene.

Queen Elizabeth II was not at the palace, her official residence, palace officials said.

Her Majesty the Queen is now staying at Balmoral.

Footage from the scene shows a heavy emergency response, including multiple police cars. "Man with a sword attacked an officer". "Everything on lockdown, heavily armed police seem calm".


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