search

Man arrested after breaching security at UK Parliament

Police officers detain a man after he entered the grounds of the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/David Cliff)
Police officers detain a man after he entered the grounds of the Houses of Parliament in London, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/David Cliff)

A man has been arrested after breaching security at Britain’s Parliament.

Photos show a man being held on the ground inside a gated yard at Parliament while officers stand over him with guns pointed. He was later taken away in a police van.

London’s Metropolitan Police force says the man was detained on suspicion of trespassing at a protected site. It says the incident is not being treated as terrorism.

House of Commons authorities say: “We are aware of an incident on the parliamentary estate which is being attended by police and security staff.”

The Houses of Parliament are patrolled by armed police, and security was increased after an officer guarding a gate was stabbed to death by an Islamic State-inspired attacker in March 2017. The attacker was shot dead.

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed