Man tries to climb wall of Buckingham Palace arrested

Man tries to climb wall of Buckingham Palace arrested
Man tries to climb wall of Buckingham Palace arrested

 London police on Tuesday arrested a man for allegedly trying to climb a wall outside Buckingham Palace.

Buckingham Palace is the official home of 91-year-old Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history.

The 24-year-old-man was arrested “within three minutes” on suspicion of trespass, said Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Royalty and Specialist Protection Command.

The suspect was not carrying any offensive weapons and “the incident is not being treated as terrorist-related”, the police said in a statement.

“He was also arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a controlled substance for which he was subsequently released with no further action,” police said.

According to the police, the suspect has undergone a mental health assessment and was released on conditional bail, only to return to a central London police station early next month.

Last year in May, a murder convict climbed over the wall and walked for about 10 minutes around the grounds of the palace before being arrested.

-PTC News