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Girl Pulls Sword From Legendary Lake Of King Arthur's Excalibur

Girl Pulls Sword From Legendary Lake Of King Arthur's ExcaliburEngland’s got a new Queen ― that is, if Excalibur’s legend is true.



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Attacker Had 4-Foot Sword Outside of Buckingham Palace

Attacker Had 4-Foot Sword Outside of Buckingham PalaceThe Metropolitan Police force said two London police officers were slightly injured



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Second man arrested after Buckingham Palace sword attack

Second man arrested after Buckingham Palace sword attackBritish police investigating Friday’s sword attack outside Buckingham Palace in London arrested a second man on Sunday, as the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival kicked off under increased security measures. “The man was arrested on suspicion of being involved in the commission, preparation or instigation of terrorism at 10:15hrs (0915 GMT) today and he has been taken into custody,” a police statement said. It came hours after Islamic State jihadists claimed responsibility for Friday’s knife attack on patrolling soldiers in Brussels, and as authorities in Spain revealed that the death toll from last week’s twin attacks in Barcelona had risen to 16.



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Man with sword injures police outside UK Queen's palace

Man with sword injures police outside UK Queen's palaceBy Elisabeth O’Leary (Reuters) – A man who assaulted police officers with a four-foot sword outside Queen Elizabeth’s Buckingham Palace residence shouting “Allahu Akbar” (God is greatest) was being questioned by counter-terrorism police on Saturday. Two unarmed officers suffered slight cuts as they detained the man, who drove at a police van on Friday evening, then took the sword from the front passenger foot-well of his car, London’s Metropolitan Police said.



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Buckingham Palace knifeman had 4ft sword and shouted 'Allahu Akbar', police reveal

Buckingham Palace knifeman had 4ft sword and shouted 'Allahu Akbar', police revealA suspect deliberately drove a car at police outside Buckingham Palace and then "reached for a 4ft sword", the Metropolitan Police have said. Three officers were injured after tackling a man who drove a blue Toyota Prius at a marked police vehicle on Friday night. Heavy police presence outside Buckingham Palace on Friday evening Credit: Twitter Commander Dean Haydon, of the Metropolitan Police counter-terrorism branch, said: "Uniformed officers then confronted the driver of the vehicle and during that confrontation the driver reached for a four-foot sword that was in the passenger footwell. "CS gas was used as part of the arrest and during the struggle the individual repeatedly shouted the words Allahu Akbar." A 26-year-old man from the Luton area is in custody at a central London police station. Buckingham Palace was in lockdown on Friday night after a man armed with a knife injured the police officers. Police at Buckingham Palace after man with 'knife' attacks officer 00:39 The suspect was tackled by officers at the scene on the Mall and held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and assault on police. Early on Saturday morning the Metropolitan Police said the suspect had been further arrested under the Terrorism Act. "The man, stopped his car near a police vehicle outside the Mall roundabout," a police statement said. "Officers at the Mall spotted a large knife in his vehicle and went to arrest him. During the course of detaining the man, two male police officers suffered minor injuries to their arm." The Buckingham Palace attacker "reached for a 4ft sword" before officers  arrested the 26-year-old man from Luton, the Met Police have said.  Two officers sustained minor injuries as they restrained the suspect and were treated in hospital. They were later discharged. No other people were injured. The suspect was taken to a London hospital for treatment of minor injuries before being moved to a central London police station for questioning. Police said the man was arrested at the top of the Mall, close to the palace gates, in possession of a knife at around 8.35pm. The Queen was not in residence at the time of the security scare. She is at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and other senior members of the Royal family are also on holiday. It is understood that no members of the Royal family were in Buckingham Palace at the time. Buckingham Palace on Saturday morning Credit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph A Buckingham Palace spokesman said it did not comment on security issues. Witnesses said the man was removed from a car, having apparently driven his vehicle towards them. "We turned up and there was one police van and one car, there was also a civilian's car that had veered towards the police car," said Kiana Williamson. "They were trying to get the man out of the car, shouting, more police were arriving on to the scene and the man was fighting back. "I saw one injured policeman with an injury to his arm although it didn't look severe." The area was surrounded immediately by armed police and other security services and tourists were ushered away from the area. There were unconfirmed reports on social media that the man was carrying a sword or machete. Officers are on scene at the Mall o/s Buckingham Palace. A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and assault on police— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 25, 2017 Leonardi Paoli, wrote on Twitter: “Buckingham Palace in lockdown. Man with a sword attacked an officer.” He claimed that he had overheard police talking about a “sword attack”, although police would only confirm that the man had a knife. The police response to the incident was rapid, and the area was soon secured by dozens of officers and police vehicles. “Stuck outside Buckingham Palace with many armed police officers. Heavy rifles on display traffic at a halt,” said Amir Jan Malik.  The Buckingham Gate and Wellington Arch entrances to the palace were sealed off last night and several pairs of armed officers were seen stationed at checkpoints around the palace. Birdcage Walk and The Mall – the roads running around St James's Park – were closed. Buckingham Palace on Saturday morning Credit: Paul Grover for the Telegraph Europe is on high alert following a spate of recent terror attacks. A terror cell launched an attack on Barcelona's famed Las Ramblas street last Wednesday, and at a nearby seaside town, leaving 14 people dead. Last night in Brussels, a man armed with a machete attacked a group of soldiers. He has shouted "Allahu Akbar" during the attack, officials said. He was shot dead at the scene, while the two soldiers were not seriously injured. Belgian officials said they had "neutralised" the man and that the "situation is under control". There have been several terror attacks in Britain this year alone. In March, a terrorist drove a car into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four people. Khalid Masood then ran into the grounds of the Palace of westminster, where he fatally stabbed an unarmed police officer. He was shot dead by an armed officer. A concert by pop star Ariana Grande in Manchester was attacked by a terrorist in May. Suicide bomber, Salman Ramadan Abedi, detonated a shrapnel-laden homemade bomb at the entrance to the concert, leaving 23 adults and children dead and 250 injured. In June, three terrorists in a van drove into pedestrians on London Bridge. They then ran to Borough Market, where they stabbed people enjoying their evening out. In total eight people were killed. The three terrorists were shot dead by police. Buckingham palace in lockdown. Man with a sword attacker an officer. #londonattackpic.twitter.com/N8N0bBre4F— Leonardo Paoli (@leonardo_paoli) August 25, 2017   10:18PM Suspect was 'wrestled from a car', PA reports One witness described seeing the man wrestled from a car by police having apparently driven his vehicle towards them. Kiana Williamson told the Press Association: "We turned up and there was one police van and one car, there was also a civilian's car that had veered towards the police car. "They were trying to get the man out of the car, shouting, more police were arriving on to the scene and the man was fighting back. "I saw one injured policeman with an injury to his arm although it didn't look severe. "He was being tended to by another officer. "The man had been restrained and looked almost unconscious by the side of the road. "I didn't see the car driving but the car had been left at the side of the road and an eye witness had said that he had driven towards the police car." The whole encounter lasted around one minute, she added. 9:25PM Two officers injured Two police officers suffered minor injuries during the course of detaining the man— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 25, 2017   9:24PM Man arrested on suspicion of GBH Officers are on scene at the Mall o/s Buckingham Palace. A man has been arrested on suspicion of GBH and assault on police— Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) August 25, 2017   9:18PM There is a heavy police presence outside the palace Something is going on outside #buckinghampalace so many police arriving pic.twitter.com/eYJEsXcK8F— Kiana Williamson (@kianaelisewills) August 25, 2017  



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Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in Virginia

Man carrying a sword, dressed as Joker arrested in VirginiaA man dressed as the comic-book villain was arrested in Virginia.



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Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black people

Police: White sword killer went to NY to attack black peopleNEW YORK (AP) — A white U.S. Army veteran from Baltimore bent on making a racist attack took a bus to New York, the "media capital of the world," randomly picked out a black man who was collecting bottles on the street and killed him with a sword, police said Wednesday.



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The Latest: Mayor: Sword killing 'unspeakable human tragedy'

The Latest: Mayor: Sword killing 'unspeakable human tragedy'NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sword attack death of a black man in what police say was a racially motivated killing (all times local):



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