British police arrest man with knife outside UK Parliament

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Published 16.06.2017 13:52
Updated 16.06.2017 13:54
soldier and police officer walk past the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, May 24, 2017. (Reuters Photo)
soldier and police officer walk past the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, May 24, 2017. (Reuters Photo)

London police say a man with a knife has been arrested near the House of Commons in London. There were no injuries.

British police, who said they had detained a suspect on Friday on suspicion of having a knife near parliament, took a man away from outside the building in a van, a Reuters eyewitness said.

Friday's incident comes just months after a man barreled his car into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge and then charged into a Parliament courtyard, stabbing a police officer to death. In this case, security of the perimeter did not appear to be breached.

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