Police have surrounded Buckingham Palace, blocking off streets around Queen Elizabeth II’s home. Photos and videos on Twitter have surfaced showing a heavy police presence in the area. There have been several unconfirmed reports of a gunman, a man with a sword, and a suspicious package. According to the Daily Mail, a man with a sword attacked police officers in front of a group of tourists.
The Metropolitan Police have asked people to avoid the area. They sent out the following tweets just moments ago, confirming that there was an “assault on police.”
Below are some photos and videos from the scene.