London police arrest man carrying axe on The Mall, no injuries


LONDON (Reuters) - London police said on Tuesday they had arrested a man who was carrying an axe on The Mall, a central road which connects Buckingham Palace with Trafalgar Square, adding that there were no reports of any injuries.

"Police officers were on patrol on The Mall at approximately 18:30 hrs on Tuesday 13 April when they spotted a man carrying an axe," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

"Armed officers were on duty nearby. They attended the scene where the male - believed to be in his 40s - was detained and arrested on suspicion of carrying an offensive weapon," the statement added.

(Reporting by Costas Pitas, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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