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Man Arrested After Rushing Queen Elizabeth's Coffin Lying in State and Lifting Royal Standard

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Queen Elizabeth II's coffin Lying in State on Friday inside Westminster Hall and lifting the Royal Standard, the official flag of the sovereign.

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It's unclear at this moment why the man rushed the coffin, but police wasted little time jumping into action.

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Onlookers were stunned in disbelief at the shocking disturbance, many of whom had been waiting for hours

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Cops released a statement, obtained by ITV News, which stated that the man was arrested

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"We saw him in the queue from the beginning of the queue and throughout the day. He was by himself," 

"A person decided they were going to push my seven-year-old niece out the way, run up to the coffin,

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A lady screamed as it happened. It was quite unnerving." 

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"She was grabbed out the way and the police had him within two seconds." 

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The royals made their way to the queen's coffin, which King's Body Guards were standing watch