Buckingham Palace Intruder Arrested After Climbing Security Fence

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LONDON–London police say an intruder tried to climb a security fence at Buckingham Palace, but didn’t gain access to the landmark building.

The Metropolitan Police say officers monitoring CCTV cameras saw the 22-year-old from Croydon and arrested him early Tuesday inside a security perimeter on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site.

Police say he had been drinking, wasn’t armed and was detained without using stun guns. The breach isn’t believed to be terrorism related.

Several intruders have breached security at the queen’s London residence over the years–including a man convicted of murder who climbed a wall in May while Queen Elizabeth II was at home.

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the intruder, but the royal family wasn’t there at the time.

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