2nd Man Arrested in Sword Attack at Buckingham Palace

30-year-old detained in London on suspicion of involvement in terrorism
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 27, 2017 6:30 AM CDT
A police cordon outside Buckingham Palace where a man has been arrested after an incident, in London, Friday Aug. 25, 2017. A man armed with a knife was detained outside Buckingham Palace Friday evening,...   (Lauren Hurley)

(Newser) – Police detectives on Sunday arrested a second man in London in connection with what they called a terrorist incident near Buckingham Palace, when a man drove up to a police van then reached for a 4-foot sword. Three police officers were slightly injured Friday night as they confronted a 26-year-old man, who approached a police van in a restricted area outside Queen Elizabeth II's London residence then reached for the sword in his car, reports the AP. The man, who repeatedly shouted "Allahu akbar!" ("God is great" in Arabic), was quickly restrained and arrested on the scene, reports the BBC.

Scotland Yard said a second suspect, a 30-year-old man, was detained Sunday in west London on suspicion of involvement in terrorism. Officers were searching an address in the area as part of the probe. The force added that a warrant has been granted to detain the first suspect until Friday. Police had said Saturday they believed the man was acting alone and were not looking for other suspects. Palace officials declined to comment. British media reported that no members of the royal family were in the palace in London at the time. (Read more Buckingham Palace stories.)

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