Police have arrested a man who was carrying a knife near Buckingham Palace.
The as yet unidentified male was swarmed by officers on The Mall at around 10.40am this morning.
The arrest took place not long before the Queen was driven from the palace with her husband the Duke of Edinburgh to St Paul’s Cathedral. The pair are attending a service marking the centenary of the Order of the British Empire.
As reported by The Metro a Metropolitan Police spokesperson stated the arrest is not thought to be terror-related.
A man has been arrested in The Mall, SW1, in possession of a knife. Patrolling officers detained and arrested the man in The Mall at about 10.40am this morning.
No-one was injured in the incident and a knife was recovered. The man has been taken to a central London police station.
Following the terrorist attack on Manchester Arena on Monday night armed police at key locations will be replaced by members of the army.
Soldiers will be drafted in under ‘Operation Temperer’ to help support police while the nation’s terror threat level remains ‘critical’.