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UK anti-terror police to investigate knife-wielding man arrested at Parliament

Police officers detain a man outside the Palace of Westminster, in central London, Britain on June 16. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team London, United Kingdom Jun 16, 2017, 01.41 PM (IST)

British Police fired a stun gun at a knife-wielding man as he ran towards officers guarding the Parliament on Friday.

Metropolitan police said they had not declared the incident as a terrorist incident since it was too early to understand the motivation. They said, however, that counter-terrorism officers would investigate the incident.

"At this time it is too early to understand the motivation so we have not declared this a terrorist incident," the Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

"However given the location, the circumstances and recent tragic events, the MPS Counter Terrorism Command will be investigating this incident."

"We remain open minded as to whether terrorism was a motive," the police added.

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