TODAY   |  September 07, 2013

Evading guards, man breaks in to Buckingham Palace

In the most serious break-in at Buckingham Palace for more than thirty years, a man climbed the perimeter fence Monday, evading guards, security cameras and sensors to get inside the Queen's home. NBC’s Duncan Golestani reports.

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>>> a major security breach at buckingham palace is under investigation. it's almost too much to believe with all the security around, we are live outside buckingham palace . good morning.

>> reporter: good morning, erica. this is a most serious break in for more than 30 years. a man climbed the wall of armed guards, security cameras and motion sensors and got inside the queen's home. buckingham palace , the jewel of london, the most recognizable home of the royal family . tourists and security are tight. new word of an uninvited guest. a man was found in one of the palace's grand state rooms after hours. he was arrested for burglary, trespass and damage. another man was arrested outside the palace. both released on bail. london's metropolitan police say a review of this is being carried out. the palace is protected by high walls, armed guards and security cameras . it does not stop repeated security scares. in 1982 , the queen awoke to find a man inside her bedroom. she talked to him for around ten minutes until managing to raise alarm. any breach brings a rapid response. in 2004 , a protester was able to reach a palace balcony. earlier this year, a man waving knives was tasered by the police. the queen was not home. she's still on summer vacation. this is still embarrassing for security officials here. erica?

>> thank you.