Knife-wielding man arrested outside Buckingham Palace

Two police officers have been injured as they arrested a man outside the London home of Queen Elizabeth.

Authorities say the man was found carrying a “large knife” outside Buckingham Palace in Westminster on Friday night and arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm.

He is also expected to be charged with assaulting police. The officers suffered minor injuries and were taken to a hospital for treatment.


No members of the royal family were in the palace at the time of the incident and the man’s motivation is not known.

Britain is on edge, with its threat level at severe, following a series of fatal terror attacks in the past year.