PressTV-UK police nabs armed man outside Buckingham Palace

British police have arrested an armed man outside Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth’s main residence in London, although it insists the suspect had no terror-related motives.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), informally known as the Met, said in a statement on Sunday that the man possessed a Taser when he was arrested earlier in the day outside Buckingham Palace in central London.

“Police were called at 12.47hrs on Sunday 23 September to a report of a man detained by security staff at the visitor entrance to Buckingham Palace,” said the statement.

“Officers attended and at 13:00hrs a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm, namely a Taser. He remains in custody at a central London police station at this stage.”

The Met said the man was standing in a line of people behind the visitor entrance to the palace when he was spotted by police forces.

It said the arrest was not terrorism-related, without…

Read more