A shocking new video has emerged online of the moment a man was arrested after allegedly attempting to rush towards Queen Elizabeth’s coffin at Westminster Hall.
According to The Guardian, the man darted out of line and allegedly ran up the stairs of the catafalque before touching the coffin.
The now-viral video showed mourners looking in horror as the police officers pounced on him and took him to the floor, before removing him from the hall.
As per the report, the Metropolitan police detained the man on Friday evening “following a disturbance” in Westminster Hall, where the late monarch is lying in state.
In a statement, the Scotland Yard police said, “Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command detained a man in Westminster Hall following a disturbance.” It added that the man was “arrested for an offence under the Public Order Act and is currently in custody”.
Watch the video below: