Here’s what happened
Just after 8:30pm Friday evening two Metropolitan police officers were attacked outside Buckingham Palace, the man was initially arrested on suspicion of GBH and assault, he has since been arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000. Police have confirmed that the attacker was in possesion of a knife.
#buckinghampalaceexcellent job once again from police. Very quick on the case pic.twitter.com/lTQ6SJy8Cs
— Rach King (@rachking93) August 25, 2017
The Met police said on Twitter Friday evening: “Officers are on scene at the Mall o/s Buckingham Palace. A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and assault on police.
BREAKING: Reports a man attacked a police officer with a sword outside Buckingham Palace pic.twitter.com/JBbIxx8Okq
— Matt Vincent (@MRV2899) August 25, 2017
“Two police officers suffered minor injuries during the course of detaining the man.
Something is going on outside #buckinghampalaceso many police arriving pic.twitter.com/eYJEsXcK8F
— Kiana Williamson (@kianaelisewills) August 25, 2017
“No other persons have been reported injured. Officers remain on scene and enquiries are ongoing.”
Being directed away from Buckingham Palace now as Police corden it off. No entry allowed in towards palace #buckinghampalacepic.twitter.com/dwlpRT3VJQ
— Amir Jan Malik (@Amir_Jan_Malik) August 25, 2017
Her Majesty the Queen is currently staying at Balmoral.
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