2:05 am, Mon 04 Feb 2013
A man arrested after being Tasered outside Buckingham Palace as he held a knife to his neck has been charged with possessing a bladed weapon in public and affray, Scotland Yard said today.
Talhat Rehman, 54, of Lindsay Drive, Harrow, was seen ranting and pressing a second six-inch knife to his chest while holding a set of beads.
He will appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates Court today.
4:44 pm, Sun 03 Feb 2013
Eyewitness Grant Shepherd has filmed the moment a man wielding two knives was Tasered outside Buckingham Palace.
The man is seen falling to the ground before being detained, while officers on horseback keep the crowds of tourists back.
Pictures from Grant Shepherd
4:37 pm, Sun 03 Feb 2013
Kevin Burrows witnessed a man being Tasered by police outside Buckingham Palace earlier today. He described the incident to ITV News' Reporter Damon Green:
1:46 pm, Sun 03 Feb 2013
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said:
It was approximately 11.50. A man was seen outside the centre gate in possession of two knives.
He was not making threats to members of the public but he was challenged by police.
He acted aggressively and a Taser was discharged.
He is thought to be in his fifties. He was arrested on suspicion of affray and has been taken to a central London police station.
1:40 pm, Sun 03 Feb 2013
by Damon Green: ITV News reporter
An eyewitness to the arrest at Buckingham Palace told me that police walked behind the suspect and Tasered him in the back.
1:27 pm, Sun 03 Feb 2013
A scene was cordoned off with police tape 30 metres from the palace gates this morning and an ambulance was parked to the side of the building.
Inside the cordoned-off area lay two knives with six-inch blades and a pair of Nike high top trainers.
Taser wire also lay on the floor with four plastic tubes of two different sizes, three large ones and a small one.
A hat and a black carrier bag containing paper material with a handkerchief beside it also lay on the ground.
1:24 pm, Sun 03 Feb 2013
Josh Greenberg took this picture of a man who was Tasered before being arrested on suspicion of affray.
The man's face has been blurred for legal reasons.
1:05 pm, Sun 03 Feb 2013
The Queen and Prince Philip were at Sandringham at the time of the incident.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said they would not comment as it was a police matter.
12:49 pm, Sun 03 Feb 2013
A man has been Tasered by police outside Buckingham Palace, Scotland Yard said today.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said the incident took place at 11.55am but they did not have any further information.
Queen not at Buckingham Palace at time of incident