Scotland Yard Mum on Palace Security

From Associated Press

Scotland Yard refused to confirm or deny a newspaper report Monday that three officers penetrated the grounds of Buckingham Palace and eluded capture during a test of security for the Royal Family.

A London tabloid reported Monday that three officers climbed over a wall at the palace two weeks ago, deliberately set off alarms and then sat in a tree waiting to be caught. Although the intruders even talked and smoked cigarettes, they were not discovered and eventually left on their own, the newspaper said.