Just a few days before the coronation of Prince Charles III, London police has arrested an unknown person for throwing the item that looked like shotgun cartridge into the grounds of Buckingham Palace.
Joseph McDonald, Chief superintendent of Metropolitan police said, “Officers worked immediately to detain the man and he has been taken into police custody. There have been no reports of any shots fired, or any injuries to officers or members of the public.”
Joseph McDonald added, “Officers remain at the scene and further enquiries are ongoing,” the superintendent informed.”
The incident comes just four days before King Charles’ coronation which is scheduled to take place on May 6. Rehearsals are scheduled to take place for the procession.
According to media reports, “Police cordons remain in place surrounding the area after the man was also found to be in possession of a suspicious bag. Some roads in the area had already been closed in preparation. ”
British media reported that neither Charles, 74, or his wife Queen Consort Camilla, 75, were at the palace at the time.
Buckingham Palace officials declined to comment.