U.K. Police: Man in Van Arrested Outside Buckingham Palace

LONDON (Reuters) -
Armed police officers stand on duty at Buckingham Palace in London. (Reuters/Paul Hackett/File)

A man was arrested and cordons put in place around Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace residence on Monday after a suspicious vehicle was stopped by police nearby, London’s Metropolitan Police said.

The man, aged in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of a public order offense after a white Ford Transit, which was deemed suspicious, was stopped by officers on a road opposite the palace, a police spokesman said. He was not identified or charged.

“Road closures and cordons are in place and officers are assessing the vehicle as we speak,” the spokesman said.