Police arrest 22-year-old man after he climbed over gates of Buckingham Palace

Police have arrested a 22-year-old man after he climbed over gates of Buckingham Palace at 2am this morning.

The man was able to scale the fence at the front of the building while the 93-year-old monarch slept in her residence. 

The individual was apprehended by officers at 2am by officers from the Met’s Royalty and Specialist Protection Command after he climbed over the front gates at Buckingham Palace.

It comes amid fears the man may have been attempting a copycat operation to Michael Fagan, who was able to enter the Queen’s almost almost 37 years ago to this day. 

The individual was apprehended by officers at 2am on Wednesday, July 10, by officers from the Met's Royalty and Specialist Protection Command after he climbed over the front gates at Buckingham Palace

The individual was apprehended by officers at 2am on Wednesday, July 10, by officers from the Met's Royalty and Specialist Protection Command after he climbed over the front gates at Buckingham Palace

The individual was apprehended by officers at 2am on Wednesday, July 10, by officers from the Met’s Royalty and Specialist Protection Command after he climbed over the front gates at Buckingham Palace

A royal source told The Sun: ‘There was an intruder at the Palace while the Queen lay sleeping in her bedroom and he was on the loose for a good few minutes before the cops arrested him.

‘He was determined to get inside the palace and was banging down the doors but, thank goodness, this time everything was locked up.’

Police said the man was not found in possession of any offensive weapons and the incident is not being treated as terrorist-related.

He remains in custody at a central London police station.

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