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Status: 03.05.2023 00:07

A few days before the coronation of the British King Charles III. Police have arrested a man who opened fire on Buckingham Palace grounds. His pocket burst open as a precaution.

A few days before the coronation of King Charles III. (74) There was an arrested and controlled explosion at Buckingham Palace.

According to the police, a man approached the palace gate in the evening and threw several objects on the palace grounds. It was believed to be gun bullets. The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon.

The suspicious bag he was carrying was detonated in a controlled manner. The area was temporarily cordoned off. According to police, the incident was initially not classified as an act of terrorism. No one was injured.

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“There were no reports of any shots fired or injuries to officers or civilians,” a police spokesman said. Officers immediately arrested the man. The royal couple was not in the palace at the time of the incident.

Events on Tuesday evening are likely to heighten tensions among security officials. On Saturday, King Charles and his wife Camilla, 75, will travel by carriage from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey where they will be crowned. Then it also has to return to the palace in a carriage. The route is expected to attract tens of thousands of visitors.

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