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UK police arrest man with 'weapon' near Parliament

  • Armed police talk to man at the scene after a person was arrested following an incident in Whitehall in London, Thursday April 27, 2017.  London police arrested a man for possession of weapons Thursday near Britain's Houses of Parliament. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

    Armed police talk to man at the scene after a person was arrested following an incident in Whitehall in London, Thursday April 27, 2017. London police arrested a man for possession of weapons Thursday near Britain's Houses of Parliament. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police photograph items on the pavement in Whitehall, London, Thursday April 27, 2017, after a man was arrested by police.  London police say they have arrested a man for possession of offensive weapons near Britain's Houses of Parliament. (Ross Kempsell‏ via AP)

    Police photograph items on the pavement in Whitehall, London, Thursday April 27, 2017, after a man was arrested by police. London police say they have arrested a man for possession of offensive weapons near Britain's Houses of Parliament. (Ross Kempsell‏ via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A police forensic Officer holds a knife at the scene after a man was arrested following an incident at Whitehall in London, Thursday April 27, 2017.  London police arrested a man for possession of weapons Thursday near Britain’s Houses of Parliament. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)

    A police forensic Officer holds a knife at the scene after a man was arrested following an incident at Whitehall in London, Thursday April 27, 2017. London police arrested a man for possession of weapons Thursday near Britain’s Houses of Parliament. (Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP)  (The Associated Press)

London police say they have arrested a man for possession of weapons near Britain's Houses of Parliament.

The Metropolitan Police force said the incident that unfolded Thursday is over and no one has been injured.

Witnesses reported seeing armed police blocking off Whitehall, a street lined with government buildings, and a man on the ground.

Security has been increased around Parliament after an attacker drove an SUV into pedestrians on nearby Westminster Bridge on March 22 before stabbing a police officer to death inside the gates of Parliament. The attacker was shot dead by police.

Thursday is Parliament's last sitting day before Britain's June 8 election.