Terrorist attack at Buckingham Palace: Two officers injured as police arrest driver in his twenties ‘armed with a large knife’ after he stops his car on the Mall – as terrified tourists look on
- A man armed with a sword was stopped by police outside Buckingham Palace
- Two officers suffered ‘minor injuries’ when they tried to detain the man in London
- He was later arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police
- This morning he was further arrested under the Terrorism Act, Met confirmed
Counter-terror police are now investigating an incident involving a man with a large blade outside Buckingham Palace.
Two police officers were injured after tackling the 26-year-old on Friday night.
The suspect was arrested at the scene on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police and has since been further arrested under the Terrorism Act, police said.
The two policemen received minor injuries to their arms as they arrested the man, after spotting a weapon in his car.
They have since been discharged from hospital, the force said.
The suspect, who stopped his car in a restricted area near a police vehicle on the Mall roundabout shortly after 8.30pm, was also taken to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
He is now being questioned by detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command at a central London police station.