Buckingham Palace on lockdown after attack on police officers

Posted August 26, 2017

Police claimed to have arrested a man on Friday after attacking police with a knife outside Queen Elizabeth II´s Buckingham Palace residency in London.

The incident occurred "at the Mall outside Buckingham Palace", and the suspect was found to be "in possession of knife" when the authorities took him into custody.

A man has been arrested after he attacked police officers outside Buckingham Palace in London today.

Photographs posted online showed police cars outside the palace and armed officers later set up a cordon. He has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault.

London Ambulance Service treated the two injured officers at the scene.

"I didn't see the auto driving but the vehicle had been left at the side of the road and an eye witness had said that he had driven towards the police auto". They have not been taken to hospital.

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"Clearly with what has happened in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, attention immediately turns to the possibility of this being some kind of terrorist related incident, however police are yet to confirm or deny this".

"No other persons have been reported injured".

The palace's most famous resident, Queen Elizabeth II, is now staying at another of her properties, in Scotland.

The attack happened just one hour after a man was shot in the centre of Brussels after attacking two soldiers with a "machete".

The police said it was too early to know whether it was terror related.