Man Arrested After Climbing Over Buckingham Palace Fence

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According to a Scotland Yard statement, a 22-year-old man has been arrested after climbing over a security fence at Buckingham Palace, England.

Police say it was not terror-related as the climber had been drinking.

The Metropolitan police said the man, from Croydon, was arrested at 4.15am on Tuesday on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site, contrary to section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

He was seen by officers who were monitoring CCTV and arrested within a security perimeter,” police said.

The man, who had been drinking, did not gain access to the palace.

“He was not armed. No Taser was deployed by officers.

“The man is currently in custody at a central London police station. The breach is not believed to be terrorism related.

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