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Another arrest after sword attack at Buckingham Palace

Three police officers were injured in the attack.

A police cordon outside Buckingham Palace following Friday's attack
A police cordon outside Buckingham Palace following Friday's attack
Image: Lauren Hurley/PA Images

LONDON POLICE INVESTIGATING Friday’s sword attack outside Buckingham Palace have arrested a second man.

“The man was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism,” read a statement from Metropolitan Police.

The 30-year-old man was arrested at an address in west London and police are searching the property as part of the inquiry. Officers who carried out the arrest operation were members of Met’s counter-terrorism command .

Friday’s attack saw unarmed officers attacked with a four-foot sword after they approached a car that had allegedly driven at a police van near the palace.

Police said the man, who comes from Luton, repeatedly shouted “Allahu akbar” during the attack before being incapacitated with CS gas.

A 26-year-old man was arrested following the incident and police have now confirmed that his period of detention has been extended. He can now be held until 1 September.

Three officers were lightly injured while detaining the man, two of whom required hospital treatment.

- With reporting by © – AFP 2017

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