Armed British police have used a Taser stun gun to restrain a man inside the grounds of the Westminster parliament.
The incident occurred just inside parliament’s main Carriage Gates, where police shouted at the man shortly before noon on Tuesday, saying: “Stop. Get down.”
Reuters pictures showed armed police using a stun gun on the man on the cobbled forecourt. He was later handcuffed as police pointed a gun at his head.
The incident happened near where fifty-two-year-old Khalid Masood stabbed an unarmed police officer to death in March 2017 after killing four people on nearby Westminster Bridge. He was shot dead.
In August, a man was arrested after driving a car into pedestrians and cyclists before ramming into barriers outside the parliament building in what police said appeared to be a terrorism attack.