Whitehall on lockdown after man arrested between Trafalgar Square and Parliament

A 29-year-old man has been arrested at Horse Guards in London
A 29-year-old man has been arrested at Horse Guards in London

The man is in custody as officers continue to seal off the area

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A 29-year-old man has been arrested at Horse Guards Parade in Whitehall with officers assisting the Ministry of Defence police at the scene.

As a result of the incident, the road is closed between Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square.

A statement from the Westminster branch of the Metropolitan Police read: "Officers are assisting the MoD police at Horse Guards following an incident earlier this morning.

"A 29-year-old has man has been arrested & is in custody.

"There are no reports of any injuries & there is no known risk to the public. Further updates will be provided in due course."

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