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British police detain man at London's Palace of Westminster


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British police detain man at London's Palace of Westminster

A man carrying a knife has been tasered by police outside the Houses of Parliament in London.

The man was stopped just metres from where an officer was stabbed to death in a terrorist attack in March.

Officers approached him after becoming suspicious about his behavior. He reached for a knife, sparking officers to taser him.

London’s Metropolitan Police said the are not currently treating the incident as terrorist-related but remain open-minded.

The man in his 30s is being questioned by police.

A security review of the outside of the parliamentary estate has been ordered by House of Commons Speaker John Bercow.

On March 22, Khalid Masood drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and then stabbed a policeman to death in the grounds of parliament.

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