Buckingham Palace terror suspect drove at police and yelled ‘Allahu akbar!’

A terror suspect drove at police outside Buckingham Palace and yelled ‘Allahu akbar’ while reaching for a 4ft sword before he was arrested by three unarmed officers.

The 26-year-old from Luton was wrestled to the ground and incapacitated with CS gas by the officers, two of which suffered injuries, at about 8.30pm last night.

Metropolitan Police said the suspect had been arrested under the Terrorism Act and was currently in custody in a central London police station.

The force revealed how the man had deliberately driven at a police van parked near the Mall roundabout in front of the palace, before stopping in front of the vehicle.

But what was his motive?