Video: Man runs to Queen Elizabeth’s coffin, officers grab him on the ground


The man has been “arrested for a criminal offense under the Public Order Act”.

A shocking new video has surfaced online of a man being arrested after allegedly trying to run to Queen Elizabeth’s coffin in Westminster Hall. According to the guardshot the man out of line and reportedly ran up the steps of the catafalque before touching the coffin.

The now viral video showed mourners watching in horror as police officers jumped him and knocked him to the ground, before removing him from the hall.

Watch the video below:

According to the report, Metropolitan police arrested the man Friday evening “after a disturbance” at Westminster Hall, where the deceased monarch is lying in state.

In a statement, Scotland Yard police said: “The Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command has detained a man in Westminster Hall following a disturbance.” It added that the man had been “arrested for a criminal offense under the Public Order Act and is currently in custody”.

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Meanwhile, this comes days after a man was detained for interrupting Prince Andrew during the procession to Queen Elizabeth’s casket. The man was pulled to the ground by a police officer after he heard “Andrew, you’re a sick old man” yell.

In a statement, the officer said: “A 22-year-old man was arrested around 2:50 pm on Monday, September 12, 2022, in connection with a disturbance of the peace on the Royal Mile.” Violation of the peace, also known as disturbing the peace, is a form of disorderly conduct, which in Scotland is punishable by up to 12 months in prison and/or a fine of up to £5,000.

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