Chaos Ensues After Household Cavalry Horses Break Loose Near Buckingham Palace

At approximately 0415 EST, five horses from the Household Cavalry broke loose after being spooked on Buckingham Palace Road in London, UK.

Initially, one soldier was reported injured as they were thrown from on off the horses. Emergency services surrounded the soldier in the street and threw up a blue tarp sheet to provide aid while onlookers recorded. By 0600 EST, five total soldiers had been reported injured in three different locations in London.

After nearly an hour police were still attempting to wrangle the loose horses which damaged several civilian vehicles including a bus near Victoria Station.

As of 0545 EST, all horses have been accounted for and there is no longer a threat to the public.

The Household Cavalry (HCAV) is a corps of the Household Division, made up of the two most senior regiments of the British Army, The Life Guards and The Blues and Royals (Royal Horse Guards and 1st Dragoons). These regiments are divided between the Household Cavalry Regiment stationed at Wing Barracks in Wiltshire, with an armored reconnaissance role, and the ceremonial mounted unit, the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, garrisoned at Hyde Park Barracks in London. These horses appear to be from the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, garrisoned at the Hyde Park Barracks in London.