A man has been arrested following a security breach at Buckingham Palace.
At 20:37hrs on Wednesday, 18 May, officers at the Palace were alerted after a 41-year-old man scaled an outside perimeter wall.
He was located in the grounds by officers and arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site (contrary to section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005) seven minutes after the alarm was activated. The man remains in custody.
The man was not armed. Taser was not deployed by officers.
Commander Adrian Usher, head of the Met’s Royalty and Specialist Protection, said: “I am content that our security measures worked effectively on this occasion and at no time was any individual at risk.”
Enquiries into the circumstances continue.