LONDON - British police arrested a man with a knife near Buckingham Palace on Wednesday (March 24) .
The Telegraph newspaper reported that the man was detained at a road leading up to the palace just moments before a car carrying Queen Elizabeth passed by on the way to an engagement with Prince Philip at the St Paul's Cathedral.
Britain's Press Association, citing a witness, said the handcuffed man was surrounded by officers as he sat on the ground before a police van drove him away.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan police said the incident was not believed to be terror-related, the news agency reported.
"No one was injured in the incident and a knife was recovered," the spokesman said. "The man has been taken to a central London police station."
The arrest comes as Britain ramps up security following the Manchester suicide bombing on Monday that killed 22 people and injured dozens.