August 27, 2017 9:51 am

U.K. police arrest second suspect in Buckingham Palace terror incident

WATCH: A knife assault that took place outside Britain's Buckingham Palace was a "terrorist incident", police said on Saturday.


British police announced on Sunday a second arrest in connection with an assault on three police officers by a man armed with a four-foot sword outside London’s Buckingham Palace on Friday.

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A 30-year-old man was arrested at an address in West London on suspicion of being “involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism,” police said.

A man deliberately drove at a police van close to the Queen’s official residence in London late on Friday and was detained by three police officers, who sustained minor injuries.

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A 26-year-old arrested at the scene remains in custody after a warrant for his detention until Sept. 1 was granted, the police said.

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