Westminster: Police prevent intruders from climbing through Parliament gates

Police stop an intruder outside the Palace of Westminster (Image: Tom Bowles / Story Picture Agency)

A man breached security outside the Houses of Parliament before being pinned down by armed police.

The man is said to have crossed the fence in front of the House of Commons at around 3pm today.

Pictures from the scene show the suspect lying on the ground with officers pointing guns at him.

Police confirmed that a man had been arrested for breaking into the Palace of Westminster but said that contrary to reports, no mission was used.

One witness, whose Twitter bio says he is a congressional staffer, tweeted: ‘Just saw someone climb into Parliament.

The man was quickly arrested by armed police (Image: Tom Bowles / Story Picture Agency)

‘Quickly assigned to duty and gun immediately drawn. Impressive performance from the police. ‘

Witnesses said the incident was reacted quickly with images showing the man being led away in a police vehicle.

According to The Daily Mirror, he was seen talking to police officers and shouting ‘my rights’ as he was detained.

A spokesman told Metro.co.uk: ‘At approximately 3pm on Wednesday, 1 December, a man was detained and arrested at the Transport Gate inside the Palace of Westminster on suspicion of trespassing. enter a protected location.

‘Questions of circumstances continue. No Taser is used. ‘

Police confirmed that a man was arrested for trespassing (Image: Tom Bowles / Story Picture Agency)

The location where the suspect was seen is close to where the intruders had previously reached by jumping over a high fence.

The incident happened on a busy day for Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who earlier facing his alleged lockout rule break at PMQs.

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