Man tasered by armed police outside Houses of Parliament

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.

NEW: One male suspect led away to custody van by police outside Parliament’s Carriage Gates #Westminster pic.twitter.com/PGQZGkvvQd
— Ross Kempsell (@rosskempsell) June 16, 2017

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