Man arrested after scaling gate at Buckingham Palace
Police were alerted to a man scaling the south gate of the royal residence at 1.45pm on Friday.
Officers met the man as he dropped to the ground and arrested him for trespassing on a designated site, Scotland Yard said.
The man was not carrying an offensive weapon and has been taken into custody.
He will undergo a mental health assessment and inquires are continuing, police added.
It is understood that no members of the Royal Family were in residence at the time of the security breach.
The Queen had undertaken an investiture ceremony at Windsor Castle earlier in the day.
Her London home has... read more
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