Armed police restrain a man inside the grounds of the Houses of Parliament using a Taser.

6 month ago

A man was arrested on the grounds of the entrance to the UK's Houses of Parliament, Police officers used a taser to detain the man.

London's Metropolitan Police confirmed in a statement that the man was "detained and arrested by Carriage Gates inside the Palace of Westminster on suspicion of trespassing at a protected site."

the man was held against a fence as officers "swarmed" around him, the incident happened around 11:55 a.m.

"A Taser was deployed," the police statement said, adding that "inquiries into the circumstances continue."

in 2017 in the same location, a man named Khalid Masood fatally stabbed 48-year-old police veteran Keith Palmer during a rampage that left four others dead.

before the attack, Masood had rammed a rental car onto the sidewalk of Westminster Bridge targeting pedestrians.

since then, a barrier has been built to protect those walking across the bridge and armed police have been stationed outside the Houses of Parliament permanently.