Man 'armed with sword' attacks Buckingham Palace

Man 'armed with sword' attacks Buckingham Palace

Man 'armed with sword' attacks Buckingham Palace

The Metropolitan Police force says two officers suffered minor injuries while detaining the suspect, who is being held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assaulting police.

Natalie Wood wrote: "Police still being called into Buckingham Palace". A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and assault on police.

Pictures on social media show police cars and a police cordon surrounding the area.

The 25-year-old said: "I was walking toward The Mall and St James's Park when I saw police rush down toward the palace in great numbers". They have not been taken to hospital.

"No other persons have been reported injured".

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Officers remained on the scene late on Friday evening as investigations were carried out.

The palace's most famous resident, Queen Elizabeth II, is now staying at another of her properties, in Scotland.

"We believe that it is a terrorist attack", said a prosecutors´ office spokeswoman, who added the attacker "is dead".

Last week a terror cell launched an attack on Barcelona's iconic Las Ramblas street, and nearby seaside town Cambrils, leaving 14 people dead.

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