Woman arrested scaling fence at Buckingham Palace

London police arrested a woman who tried scaling the front gate of Buckingham Palace in front of a crowd of tourists on Saturday evening.

A woman was arrested Saturday evening after trying to climb the gate at Buckingham Palace in London. File Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo
A woman was arrested Saturday evening after trying to climb the gate at Buckingham Palace in London. File Photo by Hugo Philpott/UPI | License Photo

London Metropolitan Police said the woman, who was not identified, was in her 30s. She was charged with suspicion of trespassing. A police spokesman said the incident was not suspected to be terrorist-related.

Video shot by onlookers shows the woman scaling the tall gates in front of the official royal residence. Two male officers rush over on foot and pull the woman down. She was quickly handcuffed and dragged to a police car.

Onlookers clapped and shouted jeers at the woman.

By Eric DuVall