Man Arrested Outside Buckingham Palace, Police Say

A man was arrested outside Buckingham Palace on Tuesday evening, May 2, after throwing suspected shotgun cartridges into palace grounds, police said.

The Metropolitan Police said a controlled explosion was conducted as a precaution.

The man was arrested around 7 pm on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon after he was searched and a knife was found. Police said they are not treating the matter as terror-related.

This footage, posted to Twitter on Tuesday evening by Chris Drewitt, shows a person being handcuffed outside the gates of Buckingham Palace.

The arrest comes four days before the King’s Coronation celebrations, which will be attended by other royals and world leaders. A rehearsal for the coronation was taking place on Tuesday evening, according to the Palace. Credit: Chris Drewitt via Storyful

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