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London police arrest man in van outside Buckingham Palace

Officers said the man was arrested while he was driving a white Ford Transit. He was not identified or charged.

world Updated: Apr 09, 2018 15:07 IST
Associated Press, London
London,United Kingdom,Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace (pictured in the background) is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II although she frequently spends time at her other homes.(Bloomberg/File Photo)

London police say a man driving a van has been arrested outside Buckingham Palace on suspicion of a public order offence. Police said roads were closed and cordons put in place outside the palace on Monday while the suspicious vehicle was assessed.

Officers say a man in his early 30s was arrested while driving a white Ford Transit. He was not identified or charged. Buckingham Palace is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II although she frequently spends time at her other homes.

There was no indication the incident involved an extremist threat.

First Published: Apr 09, 2018 14:32 IST