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Armed police detain man outside UK parliament

Armed police detain man outside UK parliament

A man has been detained by armed police outside the Palace of Westminster.

A bearded man, wearing black trousers and a grey sweatshirt, could be seen being held against the fence with his arms behind his back by a police officer.

The incident is not thought to be terror related.

The Carriage Gates entrance to Parliament is closed.

Scotland Yard said the man - aged in his 30s - was arrested on suspicion of possessing a knife.

There are no reported injuries.