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Police: Two nabbed in palace break-in

on September 07, 2013 10:10 AM

LONDON (AP) — Police said today that they arrested two men over a suspected break-in at Buckingham Palace, a rare — but not unheard-of — breach of royal security.

London’s Metropolitan Police said the incident occurred on Monday night after one of the men scaled a fence outside the stately residence.

Police did not say where exactly the unidentified man was found, but it did indicate it was in an area of the palace usually open to visitors during the day.

The queen is currently at Balmoral Castle in Scotland, and police said that no other members of the royal family were present at the time.

The man found inside the palace was arrested on suspicion of burglary, trespassing, and criminal damage. Another man was arrested outside the palace on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.

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