Armed Police Pin Down Intruder Outside Houses Of Parliament
The Mirror reports a suspected 'intruder' in the Houses of Parliament has been tasered and pinned to the ground by armed police causing a lock down.
The incident is said to have happened just before midday inside Carriage Gates, very near to where PC Keith Palmer was killed only last year.
Man being held at parliament. Just chatted to the lovely @bbclaurak pic.twitter.com/4Q49VKWwYF
- james dunsford (@dunsfordjnr) December 11, 2018
Footage from the incident shows the 'intruder' surrounded by armed officers - and being held at gun point.
Intruder has now been taken away in a police van - he made it a few metres into the parliamentary estate but was brought to the ground pretty quickly - not clear exactly what he was trying to do or what happened
- Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) December 11, 2018
It is currently unknown whether the suspect was armed or what his intention was upon entering the Houses.
Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "A man was detained and arrested by Carriage Gates inside the Palace of Westminster on suspicion of trespassing at a protected site, at around 11.55hrs on Tuesday, 11 December.
"A taser was deployed. Enquiries into the circumstances continue."
Police picking up what looks like a discharged taser pic.twitter.com/8KwKrIKrBR
- Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) December 11, 2018
The House of Commons tweeted: "We are aware of a situation outside the Palace of Westminster that was handled by the Met Police and is now over."
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Featured Image Credit: James Dunsford