Buckingham Palace: Police injured as man with knife arrested

Buckingham Palace: Police injured as man with knife arrested

Buckingham Palace: Police injured as man with knife arrested

A man carrying a knife has been arrested outside Buckingham Palace on suspicion of attacking two police officers.

The man was believed to have a sword and two officers were injured when restraining the suspect. He has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault.

A statement from New Scotland Yard said the officers stopped the man around 8:35 p.m. (1:35 p.m. MDT) because they believed he was in possession of a knife. "Everything on lockdown, heavily armed police seem calm".

Police said the officers suffered arm injuries but did not require hospital treatment and no other injuries were reported.

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The 25-year-old consultant told the Press Association: "I was walking toward The Mall and St James's Park when I saw police rush down toward the palace in great numbers".

Officers remain at the scene and inquiries are ongoing.

A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said she was unable to comment at this stage on the motivation for the incident.

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