Armed police rushed to Carriage Gate outside parliament after claims a man poured petrol on himself.
Huw Merriman MP said on Twitter, “Man next to me at parliament’s carriage gates appears to have poured [what smells like] petrol on himself.
“Incredibly brave response from police, who are now helping him.’
Man next to me at Parliament’s carriage gates appears to have poured (what smells like) petrol on himself. Incredibly brave response from police, who are now helping him.
— Huw Merriman MP (@HuwMerriman) October 1, 2019
The Metropolitan Police said, “A man was detained in parliament square, Westminster at approximately 10.45am today after dousing himself with what appeared to be a flammable liquid.”