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Police respond to Buckingham Palace area due to alleged assault

26 Août 2017

Witnesses at the scene suggested the man had been in possession of a sword.

A man has been arrested outside Buckingham Palace after he attacked police officers with a knife, causing the palace to reportedly go into lockdown.

A spokesman said: "Officers are on scene at the Mall outside Buckingham Palace".

"No other persons have been reported injured".

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Scotland Yard said two police had suffered injuries and a man had been arrested.

'As yet there is no suggestion that the attack is terror related, but investigations are still ongoing'.

Queen Elizabeth II was not at the palace, her official residence, palace officials said. A large number of police vehicles could be seen in the road outside the palace. The ambulance service was called and the officers were treated at the scene, but were not taken to hospital.

The Queen is not in the capital and is now staying at her Scottish residence, Balmoral.

Police respond to Buckingham Palace area due to alleged assault