Man arrested at Buckingham Palace on suspicion of carrying a firearm 3 years ago

Man arrested at Buckingham Palace on suspicion of carrying a firearm

A man has been arrested at Buckingham Palace on suspicion of carrying a firearm.

The man was detained by palace security this afternoon at one of the building's visitor entrances.

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Sky News reports that he was carrying an electroshock Taser weapon.

Scotland Yard said that the incident is not believed to be terror-related.

A statement reads: "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.

"Officers attended and at 13:00hrs 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."