Stun gun used on armed man near Buckingham Palace

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 3, 2013 at 11:47 am •  Published: February 3, 2013
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About 15 officers surrounded the man once he'd been subdued, said witness Kevin Burrows, 33. "Everybody was standing back when it happened, and people were actually quite calm. I think everyone was surprised," said Burrows.

The confrontation took place just before noon — a busy time when visitors from around the world flock to the front of the palace to watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony, which takes place every other morning during the winter.

Two knives and a pair of sneakers were left inside a cordoned off area outside the palace gates.

Queen Elizabeth II and her husband, Prince Philip, were not at the palace at the time, and its staff declined to comment about the confrontation.