Man arrested after scaling Britain’s Buckingham Palace gates

A man has been arrested after climbing over Buckingham Palace’s front gates in the early hours of Wednesday morning, local media reported, citing the Metropolitan Police Service.

The 22-year-old man, who has not been identified by the police, was not carrying a weapon at the time and the incident is not being treated as terror-related.

Police said the man was held on suspicion of trespass by specialist royal officers.

A palace spokesperson confirmed that the Queen was in residence at the time.