On Friday, August 25 a man was arrested outside the Buckingham Palace, London at 8:35 BST. According to the London’s Metropolitan Police Service, that individual, was in possession of a knife.
According to the latest news, three male police officers suffered minor injuries. They got hurt in their arms as they detained the attacker at the Mall outside of Queen Elizabeth’s residence.
As such no other person has been reported injured. Still, the officers are ordered to stay on the scene for any further help. Queen of Great Britain, Elizabeth was reportedly not in present in a palace when the attack occurred, but was at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
THE INVESTIGATION IN PROCESS.
London Police’s counter terrorism unit is investigating this incident.
“I would like to pay my tribute to the bravery and professionalism of all these officers who quickly brought this whole incident under control”.
“We indeed believe that the man was acting alone and we are not looking for other suspects at this point of time. We cannot actually speculate on what the attacker was intending to do. So for now, it will be right that we investigate this as a terrorist incident at this time”.
The 26-year-old man has now been arrested under the terrorism act. The suspect was admitted to a hospital for treatment for some minor injuries. However, he has been taken to a Central London police station for further questioning.
THE EYEWITNESSES OF THE ATTACK.
People reported a heavy police presence including the armed units after the incident took place.
Furthermore, Great Britain was hit by four quite a similar militant attacks that killed 36 people earlier this year and now, the country’s threat level is set at severe. This also means that an attack is highly likely to take place soon.