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Police floor man after ‘disturbance’ at Queen’s lying-in-state

A man has been arrested after an incident broke out while Brits queued up to see the Queen’s lying-in-state at Westminster Hall. The Metropolitan Police confirmed the individual is now in custody for an offence under the Public Order Act.

Scotland Yard said: “[At] 10pm on Friday, September 16, officers from the Met’s Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command detained a man in Westminster Hall following a disturbance.

“He was arrested for an offence under the Public Order Act and is currently in custody”.

ITV’s royal editor Chris Ship took to Twitter to reveal what had happened inside Westminster Hall.

He said: “There has been an incident in Westminster Hall where a member of the public rushed at the Queen’s coffin and catafalque.

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“[The] individual was quickly taken to the floor by police officers and removed from the hall.

“But other mourners at the Lying-in-State looked on in horror.”

Broadcasters showing the moving procession in Westminster Hall cut away from the scene and instead showed the view from outside Parliament.

It is understood that the line containing thousands of mourners was halted for around 15 minutes but has now been restarted.

The coffin will then be taken in procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey for the Queen’s funeral at 10.44am.

Around 500 dignitaries from around the world are expected to attend, including US President Joe Biden and French leader Emmanuel Macron.

 

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