Explosion at Buckingham Palace


Thomas Owens, Staff Reporter

A man with ammunition in his luggage was arrested at Buckingham Palace. Security officers blew up his bag before the handcuffs clicked. According to the police, a man approached the palace gate on the evening of May 2, 2023, and threw several objects on the palace grounds. It was believed to be shotgun cartridges. The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon. He has now been admitted to the closed psychiatric ward. A suspicious bag he was carrying was detonated in a controlled manner. The area was temporarily cordoned off. the incident was initially not classified as a terrorist act. Nobody got hurt. “There have been no reports of any shots being fired or injuries to officers or the public,” a police spokesman said. The officers arrested the man immediately. This isn’t the first time someone has attempted to attack the palaces. On Christmas day 2021, a man had gained access to the grounds of Windsor Castle with a loaded crossbow. according to his own statements, he wanted to kill Queen Elizabeth II, who had died in the meantime. The Queen and other members of the Royal Family were in the castle at the time. A policeman stopped the masked man. The man was convicted of high treason, among other things. The sentence is still pending. The events on Tuesday evening are likely to increased tensions among security & authorities. On the day of their coronation, King Charles and his wife Queen Camilla (75) traveled in a procession by carriage from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Abbey doe coronation.  Tens of thousands of onlookers were along the route. The police are on a large scale to ensure the safety of the royal couple.