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Man arrested after confronting police with knife in central London

Police used a Taser on the man before restraining him and placing him under arrest
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A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after confronting police with a knife in Westminster in central London, not far from the parliament.

The 29-year-old was said to have approached two Ministry of Defence Police officers in Horse Guards Parade at around 8:50 am (local time) on Monday.

Police used a Taser on the man before restraining him and placing him under arrest on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon.

No-one was injured and the man remains in custody at central London police station.

The incident is not being treated as terror-related, the Met Police said.

The force added it would be working alongside the MoD Police as it carried out an investigation.

Man arrested after confronting police with knife in central London
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