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Armed police arrest man in Westminster Hall after trying to rush Queen’s coffin – in shocking scenes watched by grieving mourners just hours after King Charles and family held the vigil
Police have tackled a man to the ground after he appeared to run towards the queen’s coffin.
Armed officers arrested the man after the incident, which took place around 10 p.m. at Westminster Hall, where the Queen is lying in state.
The mourners are said to have been left in shock during the incident, which took place hours after King Charles and his family held a vigil in the Queen’s honor.
Alongside siblings Anne, Andrew and Edward, the newly crowned monarch stood guard next to his mother’s coffin.
Police have tackled a man to the ground after he appeared to run towards the queen’s coffin. Officers arrested the man after the incident, which took place at Westminster Hall around 10 p.m. (Photo: Queen’s casket at Westminster Hall today)
The Metropolitan Police confirmed tonight that a man has been arrested on suspicion of a public order violation.
A police spokesman said: ‘On Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m., agents from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command detained a man in Westminster Hall following a disturbance.
“He has been arrested for a crime under the Public Order Act and is currently in custody.”
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