Buckingham Palace terror suspect to appear in court over sword incident

The court heard that three police officers were injured

The court heard that three police officers were injured

Authorities in London have charged a man with terrorism offences following an incident near Buckingham Palace in which a suspect with a knife injured two police officers.

The suspect was arrested after a vehicle rammed into a marked police auto in Constitution Hill, close to the royal residence at around 8.30pm.

Police said on Friday a man had deliberately driven at a police van close to the Queen's official residence in London late on Friday and was detained by three police officers, who sustained minor injuries.

Choudhury is set to appear in court in Westminster, London, later on Thursday.

The 26-year-old, from Luton, has been charged with engaging in the preparation to commit an act or acts of terrorism on Constitution Hill on August 25.

He is alleged to have then driven towards a marked police vehicle in a blue Toyota Prius at just after 8.30pm on Friday and stopped.

Thresa May praised the actions of the police officers following the arrest.

The Met's investigation was conducted by SO15, which is Scotland Yard's counter terrorism command.

A second man, 30, was arrested on Sunday in connection to the incident. The third officer did not require hospital treatment. No members of the royal family were in the palace at the time.

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