A few days before the coronation of King Charles III. (74) there was an arrest and a controlled explosion near Buckingham Palace. According to the police, a man approached the palace gate on Tuesday evening and threw objects on the palace grounds. It was believed to be shotgun cartridges. A suspicious bag he was carrying was detonated in a controlled manner. Nobody got hurt.
The area has been cordoned off. “There have been no reports of any shots being fired or injuries to officers or the public,” a police spokesman said. The officers arrested the man immediately.
The incident comes just days before a royal mega-event in central London. On Saturday, King Charles and his wife Camilla are to be driven in a procession by carriage from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey to be crowned there. Tens of thousands of onlookers are expected along the route. The police are on a large scale to ensure security.
This article will be updated as more information becomes available.