Man Arrested After Breaking into Buckingham Palace
A man has been arrested after he was caught trying to break into the grounds of Buckingham Palace in London.
Police rushed to the scene to detain the unidentified trespasser aged 41 after he was caught on CCTV trying to scale the perimeter wall of the official residence of the reigning monarch on Wednesday evening (18.05.16).
The gentleman – who wasn’t armed – set off the alarms at 8:37pm and wasn’t found for another seven minutes.
He’s now in custody after being arrested on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site and Queen Elizabeth and her husband Prince Philip – who were in the residence at the time – were informed of the incident the following morning.
Commander Adrian Usher, head of the Met Police’s royalty and specialist protection, told HELLO! magazine: “I am content that our security measures worked effectively on this occasion and at no time was any individual at risk.”
Scotland Yard are responsible for the security of the palace, and armed officers are always present, regardless of whether members of the royal family are in the building.
Meanwhile, this isn’t the first time an incident like this has happened as three years ago, a trespasser was caught in one of the State Rooms after he had scaled the wall.
And, back in 1982, security went into overdrive after Michael Fagan broke into the Queen’s bedroom as she slept.
The 90-year-old monarch left the room immediately to get security and he was arrested shortly afterwards.