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UK police arrest man with ‘weapon’ near Parliament

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LONDON (AP) — London police arrested a man for possession of weapons Thursday near Britain’s Houses of Parliament.

The Metropolitan Police force said no one was injured in the incident, which brought armed police flooding into the area around Parliament.

Witnesses reported seeing armed police blocking off Whitehall, a street lined with government buildings, and a man on the ground.

A photo showed a forensic officer looking at a black bag and what appeared to be two knives on the ground.

Security has been increased around Parliament after an attacker drove an SUV into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge on March 22 before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament.

The attacker, Khalid Masood, was shot dead by police.

Thursday is Parliament’s last sitting day before Britain’s June 8 election.

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