LONDON: A man waving large knives outside Buckingham Palace in the presence of tourists was shocked with a Taser stun gun and arrested today.
Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip were at one of their weekend retreats, in Sandringham eastern England, at the time of the incident that occurred just before 12:00 pm.
A spokesman for the capital’s Metropolitan Police force said a man was seen outside the palace’s centre gate in possession of two knives.
He was not making threats to members of the public but when he was challenged by police, started acting aggressively and a Taser was discharged.
A video on YouTube showed the man placing a large blade to his neck before waving it about.
Moments later he fell to the ground after being shocked with the Taser gun and was quickly surrounded by police officers.