A man armed with a knife has been arrested after attacking police officers outside Buckingham Palace in London, causing minor injuries to two police officers, officials say. Only few details were immediately available.
The incident began at about 8:35 p.m. local time on Friday when a man was stopped by officers outside Buckingham Palace. The man, whose identity was not immediately known, was in possession of a knife.
“During the course of detaining him, two male police officers suffered minor injuries to their arm,” the Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement. “The London Ambulance Service were called and they were treated at the scene.”
The man was taken into custody on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police.
Photos and video from the scene showed numerous police vehicles with lights and sirens alongside the gates of Buckingham Palace. Roads in the area of the royal palace were cordoned off by police.
Other details were not immediately available, and there was no word from police on whether the incident was linked to terrorism. “Officers remain on scene and enquiries are ongoing,” police added in their statement.
Buckingham Palace is the home of Queen Elizabeth II, though she was not at the palace when the incident occurred.
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