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Man with taser arrested at Buckingham Palace made 'genuine error'

The Met Police said the man “posed no threat”.

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POLICE IN LONDON have released a man without charge after he was detained by security staff at the visitors’ entrance to Buckingham Palace yesterday.

Police were called before 1pm, after the 38-year-old was found in possession of a taser-type device.

The man – who was visiting the UK capital from the Netherlands – was taken to a central London police station and questioned.

Officers were satisfied that the man posed no threat and that his possession of the device – which was low-powered and part of a keyring – was a “genuine error on his part”.

He was released without further action yesterday evening. 

In a statement, Met Police said that visitors to the UK must ensure that any items they’re carrying comply with legislation in the UK.

This included small knives and personal taser-type devices, which are considered offensive weapons and are prohibited.

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