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    UK Police Arrest Man Carrying Taser Near Buckingham Palace

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    The man remains in custody at a central London police station at this stage, the Metropolitan police press release read.

    A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm, namely a Taser, outside the Buckingham Palace. Police were called at 12:47 local time on Sunday to the visitors' entrance after the man was detained by security staff.

    ​The man was taken into custody at a central London police station and remains there, according to the police report.

    There's no comment from Buckingham Palace so far.

    The Royal family is currently elsewhere.

    While owning a taser is legal for personal self-defense in the US, the stun guns, which are capable of discharging an electrical current, are classified as prohibited firearms in the UK. 

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