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British police holding a man after incident in Westminster - Reuters witnesses
April 27, 2017 / 2:24 PM / 7 months ago

British police holding a man after incident in Westminster - Reuters witnesses

LONDON (Reuters) - British police were holding a bearded man carrying a backpack near the scene of an incident close to Britain’s finance ministry and Prime Minister Theresa May’s official residence, Reuters witnesses said.

A man is held by police in Westminster after an arrest was made on Whitehall in central London, Britain, April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Toby Melville

London police earlier said there had been no injuries and that one man had been arrested after the incident, and a BBC reporter said that two knives were visible on the ground.

A spokeswoman for May said that she was not at her Downing Street residence at the time of the incident on Whitehall, a major street near Britain’s parliament where several government ministries are located.

A Reuters photograph showed the man being held was bearded, dressed in black, appeared to have a white bandage wrapped around his right hand and was in handcuffs.

Reporting by Kylie MacLellan and Toby Melville, writing by David Milliken

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