MIRROR Online: LONDON, England – A man has been taken down by police and led away after making a run towards the Queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall.
Other mourners looked on in horror and there were gasps as the man broke from the line of people and headed for the coffin.
Police reacted quickly to grab the person in the Hall at 10pm tonight and he was arrested.
Tens of thousands of people have been queuing to pay their respects to the late Queen at Westminster Hall with the line running for many miles and mourners told it could take over 12 hours before they get to the front.
Met Police said: “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.”
Mourners can continue to view the coffin until 6.30am on Monday morning before the funeral later that day.
Officials believe the Queen’s funeral will be the “largest international event” the UK has held in decades, possibly ever.
Around 500 dignitaries from around the world are expected to attend – with US president Joe Biden, French leader Emmanuel Macron and New Zealand’s premier Jacinda Ardern among those making the trip to Britain for the occasion.