Man arrested by armed police outside Houses of Parliament in London

A man has been arrested outside the Houses of Parliament on suspicion of carrying a knife.

Pictures showed the individual, aged in his 30s, being detained on the ground near to the Palace of Westminster.

He was surrounded by armed police officers.

Scotland Yard confirmed they had detained the man late on Friday morning.

The Carriage Gates entrance to Parliament is closed. Parliament itself said it was aware of the incident.

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June 16th, 2017 by