Man charged after being caught 'carrying an axe' near Buckingham Palace


[15-04-2021 11:48 AM]

Ammon News - Vladyslav Dryhval, 46, of Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, east London, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today.

A man has been charged after being arrested near Buckingham Palace while allegedly carrying an axe, the Met said.

Vladyslav Dryhval, 46, of Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, east London, will appear at Westminster Magistrates' Court today.

He is charged with two counts of possession of an offensive weapon and a further count of possession of a bladed article.

Members of the public alerted private security guards when they spotted the suspect in central London at around 6:30pm on Tuesday.

Armed officers on patrol then made an arrest.

Photos posted on Twitter by witnesses at the time appeared to show several officers surrounding the man near the Institute of Contemporary Arts building.

The Met previously said there were no reports of any injuries and that the incident was not being treated as terror-related.

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