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  • 16.10.2021
Man tries to climb Buckingham Palace wall
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Man tries to climb Buckingham Palace wall

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London police have arrested a 24-year-old-man who allegedly tried to climb a wall outside Buckingham Palace.

The Metropolitan Police said on Monday the suspect didn't have any weapons on him and "the incident is not being treated as terrorist related".

He was arrested on Sunday night on suspicion of trespass and suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.
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The department said its Royalty and Specialist Protection Command arrested the man after he allegedly stepped over a low fence and tried to scale a wall outside the palace.

Buckingham Palace is the official home of Queen Elizabeth although she is often at one of her other residences.

Police say the man was given a mental health assessment and released on conditional bail.
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