Police Injured Arresting Knife Attacker Outside Buckingham Palace

Police Injured Arresting Knife Attacker Outside Buckingham Palace

Two police officers have been injured while arresting a man with a knife outside Buckingham Palace.

Officers spotted a large knife in the man's car after he stopped it near a police vehicle, and went to arrest him.

Police said the officers were treated at the scene for minor arm injuries but did not go to hospital, and the man was treated for minor injuries in hospital.

The man, believed to be in his early 20s, was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault.

The BBC understands no members of the Royal Family were in Buckingham Palace during the incident.

Det Supt Guy Collings said said the "quick and brave" actions of the officers meant that the suspect was detained very quickly, and that no members of the public had had any interaction with the man.

"He will now be questioned by detectives in police custody.

"It is too early in this investigation to speculate any further."

Eye-witness Kiana Williamson said: "They were trying to get the man out of the car, shouting, more police were arriving on to the scene and the man was fighting back."

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said she would not comment on security issues.

 

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