Man arrested after approaching Queen Elizabeth II's coffin in Westminster Hall
A man is in police custody after he moved out of the queue of mourners and approached Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin in Westminster Hall on Friday night
The Metropolitan Police said the incident occurred at around 10pm, as the live feed from inside the hall cut away for a brief period.
A statement from Scotland Yard said: “Around 22:00hrs on Friday 16 September 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.”
A spokesperson for UK Parliament offered more detail of the man’s actions, saying in a statement: “We’re aware of an incident in Westminster Hall, in which a member of the public moved out of the queue and towards the Catafalque.
“They have now been removed from the Hall and the queue restarted with minimal disruption.”