Man Charged with Firearms Offences After Buckingham Palace Security Scare

Man Charged with Firearms Offences After Buckingham Palace Security Scare

Buckingham Palace Security Scare

A man alleged to have sparked a major security scare by throwing shotgun cartridges over the gates of Buckingham Palace before the Coronation has been charged with firearms offences.

The Suspect’s Journey

Dog breeder David Huber, 60, is alleged to have traveled 250 miles from a remote farm in North Stainmore, Cumbria, on May 2.

Incident Details

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Ade Adelekan told journalists at the time how a suspect had initially asked officers if he could speak to a soldier hours before King Charles and Queen Camilla were crowned at Westminster Abbey.

When told that was not possible, he allegedly began hurling the ammunition over the gates. The man was searched and allegedly found to be in possession of a lock knife.

Security Measures

During the arrest, a controlled explosion had to be carried out on his bag. Police said the incident was not being treated as terror-related.

Mental Health Detainment

After the incident, the man was detained under the Mental Health Act.

Charges and Court Appearance

But following an investigation by the Met, Huber appeared at Cumbria Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday accused of possession of an offensive weapon, a bladed article, and ammunition.

He has been bailed to appear at Carlisle Crown Court on November 3 for a plea and case management hearing.

Incident Context

Neither the King nor the Queen were at Buckingham Palace at the time of the incident, but Charles did host Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese earlier.

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