Armed Man Busted at Buckingham Palace
Tried to get inside carrying knife
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Oct 14, 2013 10:36 AM CDT
The queen, bottom center, Duke of Edinburgh, right, and Prince Imran of Malaysia, left, attend the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games Baton relay launch ceremony at the Buckingham Palace, Oct. 9, 2013.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, pool)

(Newser) – A man carrying a knife tried to muscle his way into Buckingham Palace today but was stopped by police and arrested. He tried to get in through the everyday entrance to the right of the ceremonial central gates, the Daily Beast reports. The 44-year-old is now being held at a London police station, the Guardian notes. No one was hurt in the attempt, and the queen wasn't home. Just last month, another man was arrested after reportedly climbing over a fence to get in the palace, the BBC notes.

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Oct 14, 2013 8:22 PM CDT
Laws work so much differently over there. Everything is reeled down several notches. Drug use will only get you court ordered therapy, no jail time. Most crimes do not have any jail time. The more serious violent crimes usually start at a max of five years. Call it short time out. Even murder is lenient by US standards. Its not unheard of to get 10 years for murder if you really plea your case to the judge. The idea is that humans are not inherently bad and should always have time to make up for errors.
Oct 14, 2013 10:47 AM CDT
In July, 1982, Michael Fagan was able to walk right into the Queen's bedroom, while she was in it. That incident was the SECOND TIME he had broken into Buckingham Palace.