Police attacked near Buckingham Palace

26 August, 2017, 00:38 | Author: Essie Rivera
  • Buckingham Palace in lockdown after alleged attack on police

One eyewitness, Nicole Kyle, was walking home when she saw police head towards Buckingham Palace. The agency's official Twitter account posted regular updates on the situation, as many passersby noticed the area had been placed on lock down.

The man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and an assault on police.

The incident took place at 20:35 local time the police revealed in a statement.

'Two police officers suffered minor injuries during the course of detaining the man.

Buckingham Palace is not on "lockdown", Metropolitan Police said.

Pictures on social media show police cars and a police cordon surrounding the area.

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A man carrying a knife has been arrested outside Buckingham Palace on suspicion of attacking two police officers. Police would only confirm that the man had a knife. They have not been taken to hospital.

"Officers remain on scene and enquiries are ongoing".

No one else was reported injured, police said.

Queen Elizabeth was not in residence in the palace when the attack outside the palace happened.

The incident is not being treated as a terrorist attack, but the suspect is being questioned, a spokesperson said.

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