The Mall: Man carrying axe arrested by Met Police

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image captionThe Mall connects Buckingham Palace at one end with Trafalgar Square

Police have arrested a man who was carrying an axe on The Mall in London.

Armed officers were in the area at 18:30 BST and the man, thought to be in his 40s, was detained on suspicion of carrying an offensive weapon.

The Met said he was taken to Charing Cross Police Station for questioning and there were no reports of anyone being injured.

Police said the incident was not being treated as terror-related, and appealed for information.

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