Police Carry Out ‘Controlled Explosion’ Outside Buckingham Palace

A controlled explosion was carried out outside Buckingham Palace late Tuesday, according to London police, after a man was apprehended on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

Based on the Metropolitan Police’s investigation, authorities captured the man as he approached the royal gates and flung what seemed to be shotgun ammunition onto the palace grounds.

“Officers immediately worked to detain the man, and he has been taken into police custody,” said Chief Superintendent Joseph McDonald in a statement.

“There have been no reports of shots being fired or officers or members of the public being injured.”

Police said officers remained at the scene and investigations were ongoing.

The incident occurred just days before King Charles III’s coronation, which is set to take place at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.

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