A man has been arrested outside Buckingham Palace after throwing items, suspected to be shotgun cartridges, into the palace grounds, the Metropolitan Police said.
A controlled explosion was carried out outside Buckingham Palace after a man was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, the force added.
Officers detained the man at around 7pm on Tuesday, May 2, after he approached the gates of the palace in central London and allegedly threw a number of items – suspected to be shotgun cartridges – into the grounds.
Cordons are in place after the man was also found to be in possession of a suspicious bag.
Specialists attended and following an assessment a controlled explosion was conducted as a precaution.
Chief Superintendent Joseph McDonald said: “Officers worked immediately to detain the man and he has been taken into police custody.
“There have been no reports of any shots fired, or any injuries to officers or members of the public.
“Officers remain at the scene and further enquiries are ongoing.”