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Man with Taser Held at Buckingham Palace

Armed police patrol the grounds of Buckingham Palace after a man was arrested at the visitor entrance of the Queen’s official residence in London, September 23, 2018

A man has been arrested at the visitors’ entrance to Queen Buckingham Palace for possession of a taser, London’s Metropolitan Police said on Sunday.

Police, who did not say whether the Queen was at the palace at the time, said the arrest was not terror-related.

“Police were called at 12:47hrs on Sunday, 23 September to a report of a man detained by security staff at the visitor entrance to Buckingham Palace,” the police said in a statement.

“A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm, namely a Taser. He remains in custody at a central London police station at this stage.”

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