Police believed the suspect was acting alone and were not looking for other suspects Saturday
A police cordon outside Buckingham Palace where a man has been arrested after an incident, in London, Friday Aug. 25, 2017, photo: PA/Lauren Hurley via AP
26 of August 2017 13:00:09
LONDON – British counterterrorism police on Saturday were investigating a man who was detained after he drove a car at police outside Buckingham Palace then "reached for a 4-foot sword," injuring three police officers.The Metropolitan Police force said officers stopped a 26-year-old man who deliberately drove at a police van Friday night near Queen Elizabeth II's London residence, one of the city's top tourist attractions."Uniformed officers then confronted the driver of the vehicle and during that confrontation the driver reached for a 4-foot sword" in the car, said Dean Haydon, commander of the Metropolitan Police counterterrorism branch.The suspect repeatedly shouted "Allahu akbar!" ("God is great" in Arabic), Haydon said. Three London police officers were slightly injured while struggling to arrest him, he added.