Buckingham Palace was almost invaded today. Check out the 5 Fast Facts right here.
1. A Man Tried to Break Into Buckingham Palace
A 44-year-old man tried to enter through the North Center gate of Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard around 11:30 a.m. Fortunately, there were no injuries.
2. The Police Are Keeping Us Updated
Man arrested at Buckingham Palace with a knife at approx 1130hrs today – no injuries, man now in custody. #NSYNews
— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) October 14, 2013
According to Metro news:
The Metropolitan police said he had been arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site, contrary to section 128 of the Organised Crime and Police Act 2005, and possession of an offensive weapon.
3. He Was Wielding a Knife, Leading to Speculation About the Royal Family
Because the man tried to get into Buckingham Palace with a knife, London is abuzz with speculation that the man may have been trying to harm the Royal Family. Was the Queen in danger? We’ve learned that the Queen was actually not at the palace when the attempted break-in occurred.
4. The Man Is in Custody
Of course, the man was apprehended immediately by police and still remains in custody at a police station in London, England. The man has not been identified to the public yet. BBC News reports:
He was found to be carrying a knife and was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and possessing an offensive weapon.
5. Just Last Month Buckingham Palace Had Another Break-In
The World News on NBC News reported last month that two men broke into Buckingham Palace, which was one of the highest security breaches there in approximately 30 years. Fortunately, the man from this incident did not make it inside the palace. The most widley-known break-in at the palace occurred in the 80s.
The most famous security breach was in 1982, when Michael Fagan scaled a palace drainpipe and broke into the queen’s bedroom where she was sleeping. He reportedly sat on the bed and chatted with the monarch before he was arrested.