UK police foil suspected terror attack in London

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Postby Wayne » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:43 am

Terror probe as man with weapon arrested outside Buckingham Palace

Counter-terror police are investigating after two police officers were injured while arresting a man with a knife outside Buckingham Palace.

Officers saw a "large bladed weapon" in the man's car when it stopped near the palace on Friday evening.

As they arrested him, both men suffered minor arm injuries, police said.

The 26-year-old man was also treated for minor injuries. He was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault, and under the Terrorism Act.

No members of the Royal Family were in Buckingham Palace at the time.

A Palace spokesman said summer opening hours and tours will go ahead on Saturday, adding that it will be "business as usual".

The incident happened outside the Mall roundabout near Spur Road - which runs along the corner of the Palace grounds - at about 20:35 BST, police said.

The man had stopped his car in a "restricted area" and police saw the weapon.
Fortunately, no major injuries to the heroic police officers and none of the Royal Family were at home.
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