The 44-year-old man is arrested outside Prince Charles “London” at home “with a crossbow, 14 bolts and a large knife”
- Andrew Marshall of Nottingham was searched by police near St James’s Palace
- Officers used the keys in his possession to access a car where they found weapons
- He was arrested and charged with two counts of gun possession in public
A man was arrested outside Prince Charles’ London residence while he was holding a crossbow, 14 bolts and a large knife, he was reported last night.
Andrew Marshall, 44, of Nottingham, was searched by police while strolling around The Mall around St James’s Palace at night, The Sun said.
The officers used a series of keys found in his possession to access a vehicle in the palace parking lot.
Andrew Marshall, 44, of Nottingham, was raided by police as he passed through the shopping center area around St James’s Palace (pictured) at night
It was there that they found a crossbow, 14 bolts and a large knife and a pair of latex gloves, according to The Sun.
The 44-year-old, who is believed to have mental health problems, was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing weapons in a public place.
Marshall has yet to file an appeal and was rescued yesterday by Westminster magistrates for appearing at the Southwark Crown Court on March 19, under the condition that he will remain in the hospital until that date.
Last night, a metropolitan police spokesman told MailOnline that he was unaware that a man had been accused of possessing offensive weapons outside a royal palace or not and that he could not find out “at this time of night.”
He said he was able to see some information about someone who had been arrested, but since The Sun had reported that the man had been charged, he was unable to provide that information.
The 44-year-old, who is believed to have mental health problems, was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing weapons in a public place. Pictured: Prince Charles yesterday while attending a conference on plant health and biosecurity at the Royal Botanic Gardens