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Police attacked outside Buckingham Palace, terror probe launched

 A knife-wielding man attacked police officers outside Buckingham Palace in London, prompting Scotland Yard to launch a terror investigation.

A 26-year-old man initially held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) and assault on police has now been re- arrested under the UK’s Terrorism Act 2000, the Metropolitan Police said on Saturday.

"At approximately 8:35 pm a man stopped his car in a restricted area near a police vehicle on the Mall roundabout near Spur Road, SW1A. Officers at the Mall spotted a large bladed weapon in his vehicle and went to arrest him. During the course of detaining the man, two male police officers suffered minor injuries to their arm," the Met Police said.

Both injured officers were taken to hospital for treatment and have since been discharged.

The suspect was taken to a London hospital for treatment of minor injuries and has now been taken to a central London police station for questioning.

"No members of the public at the scene are believed had any interaction with the arrested man. There are no other reported injuries," the Met Police said.

Queen Elizabeth II and other members of the royal family were not in Buckingham Palace at the time.

The 91-year-old monarch is at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and other senior members of the royal family are also away during the summer holiday season in the UK.

A Palace spokesperson said the summer opening hours and tours of the Queen’s London residence will go ahead on schedule, adding that it will be "business as usual".


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