Europe News Desk!! Just four days before King Charles III’s coronation, UK police arrested a suspect outside Buckingham Palace after throwing shotgun cartridges at him. According to the police, the incident which took place around 7 pm was followed by a cordon and a controlled explosion. The BBC reported this on Tuesday. The man was arrested on charges of possessing an offensive weapon. There is no report of anyone getting injured. The incident is not currently believed to be terrorism related. Police said the accused was searched and a knife was found but he was not carrying a gun.
A suspicious bag was also found with him and after assessment by experts, a controlled explosion was carried out as a precautionary measure. Police are treating it as a mental health incident. Chief Superintendent Joseph McDonald said officers acted quickly to detain the man and he was taken into police custody. There have been no reports of shots fired or injuries to officers or members of the public. The King and his wife, who live at nearby Clarence House, were not at Buckingham Palace at the time of their arrest. World leaders and other royals will attend the king’s coronation ceremony on Saturday, the BBC reports. The overnight rehearsal for the coronation also went as planned.
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