2018-05-26 03:11:40 UTC
Meghan Markle's nephew was given a warning by police after trying to
take a knife into a London nightclub, hours after the royal wedding,
the Sun newspaper reported Monday.
The tabloid said 25-year-old Tyler Dooley, nephew of the now Duchess
of Sussex, admitted having the knife at the Bacchus nightclub in the
London suburb of Kingston early Sunday.
The Sun reported, citing an anonymous source, that Dooley told club
staff he brought the knife from the U.S. because President Donald
Trump had warned London wasn't safe.
Trump said this month that rising knife crime had left some London
hospitals like a "war zone."
Police confirmed Monday that a club in Kingston called officers after
a man in his 20s "openly declared he had a knife as he attempted to
enter the club." The Metropolitan Police force said officers spoke to
the man and another man in his 20s, and one of the pair also handed
over a "noxious spray" believed to be a pepper spray.
Neither man was arrested. British police don't name suspects who
haven't been charged.
Dooley, who grows legal cannabis in Oregon, is the son of the duchess'
estranged half-brother Thomas Markle, Jr.
Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, was the only member of her family at
her wedding Saturday to Prince Harry, after her father was unable to
attend because of ill-health.