Man arrested outside Buckingham Palace for allegedly assaulting police

A man has been arrested after he attacked police officers outside Buckingham Palace in London today.

The force said the man was stopped outside the royal grounds. "Everything on lockdown, heavily armed police seem calm".

London police have been praised for their quick response to the attack. "Heavy rifles on display traffic at a halt", said Amir Jan Malik.

A large number of police vehicles could be seen in the road outside the palace.

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".


People said they have been directed away from the area.

Two police suffered minor injuries while trying to detain the man, authorities said.

The officers suffered minor injuries and did not need to be treated at hospital.

"No other persons have been reported injured".

Officers remain at the scene and inquiries are ongoing.


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