Buckingham Palace in lockdown after alleged attack on police

Man arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police after two officers received minor injuries the Metropolitan Police said. Pic Nicole Kyle  PA Wire

A man has been arrested after he attacked police officers outside Buckingham Palace in London today.

The two men were treated at the scene and did not require hospital treatment, according to police, who did not say whether they were treating the attack as terrorism.

Images posted online showed a heavy police presence outside the palace, with emergency vehicles packing out the road.

"A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH (grievous bodily harm) and assault on police", the Metropolitan Police said in on Twitter.

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A Reuters witness near the scene said police had cordoned off a wide area around the palace for security. Police would only confirm that the man had a knife. No one else was reported injured, police said.

Officers remain on scene and enquiries are ongoing.

Sky's Home Affairs Correspondent Mark White said: 'We have seen incidents unfold outside Buckingham Palace in the past.

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