Man arrested with taser at UK’s Buckingham Palace visitor entrance -police

Armed police patrol the grounds of Buckingham Palace after a man was arrested at the visitor entrance of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s residence in London, Britain, September 23, 2018. (Reuters)
Updated 24 September 2018
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Man arrested with taser at UK’s Buckingham Palace visitor entrance -police

LONDON: A man has been arrested at the visitors’ entrance to Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace residence for possession of a taser, London’s Metropolitan Police said on Sunday.
Police, who did not say whether the Queen was at the palace at the time, said the arrest was not terror-related.
“Police were called at 12:47hrs on Sunday, 23 September to a report of a man detained by security staff at the visitor entrance to Buckingham Palace,” the police said in a statement.
“A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm, namely a Taser. He remains in custody at a central London police station at this stage.”


Police called to suspect package near British parliament

Updated 17 October 2018
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Police called to suspect package near British parliament

  • British police said they were investigating a suspicious package near the defense ministry
  • Police spokeswoman: A controlled explosion was carried out. The incident has been stood down and the package has been deemed non-suspicious 

LONDON: British police said they were investigating a suspicious package near the defense ministry on Wednesday, and had closed roads while they dealt with the incident.
A Reuters photographer saw a bomb disposal robot at the scene after police said they were investigating the package at Embankment Gardens, near the Ministry of Defense, to the north of the Houses of Parliament.
“Police were called ... to reports of a suspicious package at Embankment Gardens,” a police spokesman said in a statement, adding that the ambulance and fire services were also at the scene. “Cordons and road closures have been put in place.”

A police spokeswoman subsequently said: “A controlled explosion was carried out. The incident has been stood down and the package has been deemed non-suspicious.”