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23/09/2018 16:21 BST | Updated 23/09/2018 16:32 BST

Man Arrested At Buckingham Palace On Suspicion Of Possessing Taser

A 38-year-old male is being held in custody.

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Archive photograph of the main exterior of Buckingham Palace, where Sunday's arrest took place.

A man has been arrested at Buckingham Palace on suspicion of possessing a firearm, Scotland Yard said.

The 38-year-old was allegedly carrying a Taser weapon, classed by police as a firearm.

The Met said officers attended the scene and arrested the suspect near the palace’s visitors’ entrance at 1pm on Sunday.

“He remains in custody at a central London police station at this stage,” the Met added in a statement.

A Taser is a branded electroshock weapon manufactured by arms firm Axon.

It works by firing two dart like electrodes into a person whilst delivering a powerful electric charge through them.

The stun from a Taser can incapacitate a person, according to Axon.