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Published: Monday, 10/14/2013

Man with knife arrested after trying to enter Buckingham Palace


LONDON — A 44-year-old man was arrested today after he tried to enter Buckingham Palace with a knife, police said.

Queen Elizabeth II was not in the building at the time, the palace said. No one was injured.

The man was stopped by police at a gate of the London palace and the knife was found during a search of the man, Scotland Yard said.

Two arrests were made last month at the palace after a man climbed a fence and entered the queen’s residence. He was arrested for burglary, trespass and criminal damage while the second man was arrested outside the palace and charged with conspiracy to commit burglary.

A few days later, security officials at the palace stopped and questioned Prince Andrew, the queen’s son, while he was out for an evening stroll in the palace gardens after they did not initially recognize him.

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