A man was arrested for jumping a barricade and running towards King Charles III’s car on his way to Buckingham Palace on Saturday.
Video of the incident circulating on social media shows police officers immediately handling the man before taking him away. The man was handcuffed and led by a group of police officers towards a police van.
Man was CUCKED to the ground by police after jumping a fence into a Shopping Center in Central London just before King Charles sailed past #Queen#Queen Elizabeth#QueenElizabethII#London Bridge#Londonpic.twitter.com/X1y8Gc83CF
– Urban images (@Urban_Pictures) September 10, 2022
“An arrest was made after a man ran into the Mall, breaking the barrier on the spot. The incident was stopped immediately by police officers and the man is in police custody.” , a police spokesman quoted MailOnline as saying.
As soon as the man was brought to the ground, hundreds of people waiting on the side of the road cheered to see King Charles III’s car on its way to Buckingham Palace.
The video of the incident has received mixed reactions on social media.
“Probably just trying to cross the road I’m on and having a bit of a nightmare at that stage if you want to go somewhere like yourself [sic] stuck,” one person commented on Twitter.
“Interesting, what did he get arrested for?” wrote otherwise.
One person tweeted: “Don’t trust anyone still wearing spray jeans in 2022.”
Charles III was officially crowned king in a somber ceremony on Saturday as the grieving royal revealed detailed plans for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died aged 96, on August 8. September.