Whitehall lockdown: Knifeman tasered after confronting Ministry of Defence officers

The Metropolitan Police are continuing their investigation
The Metropolitan Police are continuing their investigation

The unnamed male, 29, was tasered and subsequently restrained by officers at around 8:50am

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An investigation is underway after a man armed with a knife, confronted two Ministry of Defence Police officers in at Horse Guards Parade on Monday morning.

Metropolitan Police say that a taser was deployed on the 29-year-old unnamed male, who was then restrained by officers.

In a statement, the Met Police said: "At around 8:50am, a 29-year-old man, who was armed with a knife, confronted two Ministry of Defence Police officers.

"Taser was deployed and the man was restrained by officers. There were no reports of any injuries.

"He was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon and remains in custody at a central London police station.

"The incident is not being treated as terror-related."

It continued: "An investigation is under way. Met officers will continue to liaise closely with the Ministry of Defence Police as it progresses.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident, or who has other information which could assist officers, is asked to call 101, providing the reference 1730/18APR.

"Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."