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A man scaled a wall and got into the grounds of Buckingham Palace before being arrested, London police said Thursday.The 41-year-old man was detained in the palace grounds Wednesday evening on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site, the Metropolitan Police force said.
He was arrested just before 9 p.m. (local time), seven minutes after his presence was detected, police said.
Commander Adrian Usher, head of the force's royalty protection squad, said that "our security measures worked effectively on this occasion and at no time was any individual at risk."