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British police fire stun gun at knifeman outside parliament
June 16, 2017 / 11:42 AM / 5 months ago

British police fire stun gun at knifeman outside parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - British police fired a Taser stun gun at a man who reached for a knife outside parliament on Friday, police said.

Armed police officers secure the Carriage Gate entrance as they stand outside the Palace of Westminster, in central London, Britain June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

“At 11:10hrs on Friday, 16 June, officers on routine duties near to the Carriage Gates entrance to the Palace of Westminster became aware of a man acting suspiciously,” police said in a statement.

“The man reached for a knife, and police discharged a Taser,” police said.

Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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