Man Arrested Trying To Climb Wall At UK’s Buckingham Palace

LONDON: British police on Monday said they had arrested a man who tried to climb a wall at Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace home in central London, but said that the incident was not terrorism-related.

The 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of trespass on Sunday evening, three minutes after he stepped over a low outer perimeter fence near the palace, the Metropolitan Police said.

“The man was not found in possession of any offensive weapons and the incident is not being treated as terrorist related,” police said in a statement.

He has been released on conditional bail and has undergone a mental health assessment.

British police are on high alert after five attacks blamed on terrorism this year.

A number of people have tried to get into the palace grounds in recent years. A woman was arrested in October for attempting to scale the gates of the palace.

Next Post »

Follow by Email