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Axe-wielding man arrested near Buckingham Palace

An axe-wielding man has been arrested near Buckingham Palace.

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Armed officers were on patrol when they spotted the man walking towards the palace, authorities said. Source: Breakfast

In a statement, Metropolitan Police said armed officers were on patrol when they spotted the man, believed to be in his forties, walking on The Mall in central London holding the axe this morning.

He was detained and arrested on suspicion of carrying an offensive weapon and was taken to Charing Cross police station for questioning.

There are no reports of any injuries.