June 16, 2017 / 11:20 AM / 5 months ago

Police fire stun gun at knifeman outside parliament

LONDON (Reuters) - British police fired a Taser stun gun at a man who reached for a knife outside parliament on Friday, police said.

“At 11:10hrs on Friday, 16 June, officers on routine duties near to the Carriage Gates entrance to the Palace of Westminster became aware of a man acting suspiciously,” police said in a statement.

“The man reached for a knife, and police discharged a Taser,” police said.

Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge

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