London, Apr 9 (AP) London police say a man driving a van has been arrested outside Buckingham Palace on suspicion of a public order offense.

Police said roads were closed and cordons put in place outside the palace today while the suspicious vehicle was assessed.

The restrictions were lifted later today morning.

Police say a man in his early 30s was arrested while driving a white Ford Transit. He was not identified or charged.

Buckingham Palace is the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II although she frequently spends time at her other homes.

There was no indication the incident involved an extremist threat. (AP) MRJ MRJ

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.