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Intruder Tried to Climb Buckingham Palace Fence: Police

Police say the suspect had been drinking

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    An armed Metropolitan Police officer patrols at Buckingham Palace on August 2, 2016 in London, England. Police caught an intruder who tried to climb a palace fence on Tuesday.

    London police say an intruder tried to climb a security fence at Buckingham Palace, but did not gain access to landmark building. 

    The Metropolitan Police say officers monitoring CCTV cameras saw the 22-year-old from Croydon and arrested him early Tuesday inside a security perimeter on suspicion of trespassing on a protected site. 

    Police say he had been drinking, was not armed and was detained without using stun guns. The breach is not believed to be terrorism related. 

    Several intruders have breached security at the queen's London residence over the years — including a man convicted of murder who climbed a wall in May while Queen Elizabeth II was at home. 

    Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the intruder, but the royal family was not there at the time.