An intruder armed with a knife has tried to break into Buckingham Palace today, Scotland Yard has revealed.
A 44-year-old was arrested after he attempted to enter the Queen’s London home at around 11.30am.
Officers chased the suspect as he ran through the palace’s north gate, which is open for vehicles, and dragged him to the ground. When he was searched they found a weapon.
Buckingham Palace officials said that the Queen was not in the building when the man tried to get in.
‘The man was searched and found to be in possession of a knife, which was seized,’ a Met spokesman said.
‘He was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon’.
The unnamed man is in custody at a London police station and there were no injuries.
It came just a month after a suspected burglar was arrested after being discovered in a royal state room at Buckingham Palace.