Parliament was hit by a major security breach on Wednesday afternoon after an intruder jumped a barrier to gain access to the property.
Armed police officers chased the male suspect and slammed him to the ground inside the New Palace Yard before being driven away.
Officers tied the man to the back of an oncoming police van, shouting “my rights” and “I need a lawyer”.
an officer told Granthshala The man got into the yard by “jumping” a security fence at the entrance to the carriage gates used by Boris Johnson and other ministers.
The same entrance was where PC Keith Palmer was stabbed to death in 2017 by terrorist attacker Khalid Masood while guarding parliamentary property.
The Metropolitan Police later said the man had been arrested on suspicion of “trespass” at a protected site – but the incident was not terror-related.
A spokesman said: “On Wednesday, 1 December at approximately 3 p.m., a man was detained and arrested on suspicion of trespassing at a protected site at the Carriage Gates inside the Palace of Westminster. Arrest not linked to terrorism Is.”
Scotland Yard said the circumstances of the security breach were still being investigated.
The unidentified man – seen in jeans, a leather jacket and trainers – lay on the ground while police fired guns at him after breaching security at 3 p.m.
After sitting, search and interrogation was done and after about 30 minutes he was taken away.
Elliot Keck, a parliamentary staffer, said he had seen the man “climb” a security barrier to gain access to the property before being caught by police.
The main gates were closed for some time during the security arrangements on Wednesday afternoon.
A House of Commons spokesman previously said: “We are aware of an incident on parliamentary property involving police and security personnel.”
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /