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LONDON (Reuters) – London police said on Tuesday they had arrested a man who was carrying an axe on The Mall, a central road which connects Buckingham Palace with Trafalgar Square (NYSE:), adding that there were no reports of any injuries.
“Police officers were on patrol on The Mall at approximately 18:30 hrs on Tuesday 13 April when they spotted a man carrying an axe,” the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.
“Armed officers were on duty nearby. They attended the scene where the male – believed to be in his 40s – was detained and arrested on suspicion of carrying an offensive weapon,” the statement added.
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