UK Cops Tase Guy With Knives Outside Buckingham

They brought stun guns to his would-be knife fight

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 3, 2013 10:26 AM CST

(Newser) – How to get yourself Tased in a hurry: Show up outside Buckingham Palace waving a couple of knives during the Changing of the Guard. Such was the fate today of a man believed to be in his 50s, after police challenged him and he responded "aggressively," reports the BBC. Officials wasted no time in accosting him, and he was charged with suspicion of causing an affray. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were out of town at the time.

A cornered off area containing knives, a hat, and Taser wire outside Buckingham Palace after a man armed with two knives was stunned by police, Sunday Feb. 3, 2013.
A cornered off area containing knives, a hat, and Taser wire outside Buckingham Palace after a man armed with two knives was stunned by police, Sunday Feb. 3, 2013.   (AP Photo/Jonathan Brady/PA)
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