Man 'armed with Taser' arrested at Buckingham Palace

Tom Powell
Security staff detained the man at the palace's visitor entrance: PA Archive/PA Images

A man has been arrested at Buckingham Palace after allegedly trying to visit the royal residence with a Taser.

Police said a 38-year-old had been detained at the tourist hotspot in central London “on suspicion of possessing a firearm”.

Security staff at the palace initially apprehended the man at the visitor entrance shortly after 12.45pm on Sunday.

Scotland Yard said he had been taken into custody at a police station in central London.

A statement from the Met Police said: “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.”