The British parliament was put on lockdown on Friday as a man with a knife was arrested by armed police outside the gates of the parliament.
According to eyewitnesses, the police responded quickly to the armed man and set up a perimeter around the area. In a statement, the Metropolitan police said that the man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife.
Man arrested outside Houses of Parliament. Pavement cleared, lots of police. Traffic still passing pic.twitter.com/7tcfZeLPaG
— Michael Crick (@MichaelLCrick) June 16, 2017
Police remain vigilant in the wake of a series of attacks that have rocked Britain. In the first week of June, three attackers linked with ISIS killed eight people and injured more than 20. In May, a bomb explosion during Ariana Grande’s concert in Manchester claimed the lives of 22 people.