LONDON — A man has been arrested outside the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, on suspicion of possessing a knife.
A Metropolitan Police statement said: “At 11:10 hrs on Friday, 16 June, a man was detained near to the Palace of Westminster.
“The man – aged in his 30s – was arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife.
“There are no reports of any injuries.”
A second statement from the Met said: “Officers approached the man in order to speak with him. The man reached for a knife, and police discharged a Taser.”
The Evening Standard’s Joe Murphy said that there were shouts of “Knife, knife, knife!” before the man was brought down with a taser.
The suspect was detained outside the Parliament’s Carriage Gates, the same gates through which a terrorist gained entry to the Parliamentary estate and killed a police officer in March.
Guido Fawkes reporter Ross Kempsell filmed police leading the suspect led away to a custody van.
The Carriage Gates were closed as a precautionary measure. The pavement outside Carriage Gates was initially closed and re-opened at around 11.45 a.m.
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