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The incident happened near the prime minister's entrance to Parliament House

The incident happened near the prime minister's entrance to Parliament House

The incident happened near the prime minister's entrance to Parliament House

Police have used a Taser to subdue a man who brandished a knife near the prime minister's entrance to Australia's Parliament House.

Police said there are no national security concerns regarding the incident in Canberra, terminology that means the man is not considered to be a terrorist.

P olice and security guards began negotiating with the man on a lawn near the ministers' wing of Parliament House after he was seen to be armed.

Police say they Tasered the man after he failed to relinquish the knife.

He was taken into custody. A police spokesman declined to provide further details.

Prime Minister Tony Abbott was not in the capital and Parliament is in recess.

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