A man has been attacked by police after rushing to the Queen’s coffin while lying in Westminster Hall.
The incident happened around 10pm and the man was arrested under the Public Order Act and is in police custody at the time of writing.
The incident was not shown on the BBC live stream. There is a slight lag in the live feed after a royal guard collapsed earlier this week. It was replaced with an exterior shot of the Palace of Westminster during the disruption.
The man was quickly surrounded by several security guards and police officers and quickly removed from Westminster Hall.
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A Met Police statement said: “At around 10pm on Friday September 16, officers from the Met Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command arrested a man at Westminster Hall following a disturbance.
“He was arrested for an offense under the Public Order Act and is currently in custody.”
The mourners present are said to have been shocked after the incident.
It comes hours after King Charles III and his siblings stood guard at Queen’s Hour.
After the King and his siblings left Westminster Hall after the vigil, members of the public gave them a round of applause.
Other family members watched from the sidelines during the poignant vigil, including the Queen’s grandchildren Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice and Zara Tindall, as well as her husband, former rugby player Mike Tindall.
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