Roller-skating dolt tackled to the ground, arrested after almost colliding with King Charles’s car
The incident comes a week after a man ran in front of King Charles III's car on September 13, giving him his first security scare as the monarch
LONDON, ENGLAND: A day after a man was tackled and arrested after trying to grab the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, a man caused panic after he almost collided with King Charles’ car while roller skating. Chaos ensued as the 73-year-old made his way to Westminster Hall to perform a vigil at the Queen’s coffin at 7.40 pm on Saturday, September 17.
The man, who is yet to be identified, was tackled by the cops after he almost crashed into King Charles' car. He was soon handcuffed by the officers present at the scene before letting him go. The roller-skater came flying towards the royal cavalcade before being blocked by the cops, as reported by Evening Standard. The incident comes a week after a man ran in front of King Charles III's car on September 13, giving him his first security scare as the monarch. The man stepped out into the road and attempted to stop the Rolls Royce vehicle as Charles was driving through West London in his cavalcade.
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The footage shared online shows on roller skating dashing towards the convoy of King Charles near Parliament Square before being floored by police. A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “At approximately 19:40hrs, as police vehicles were entering Parliament Square, a pedestrian attempted to cross the road.”
The statement further read, “An officer on foot quickly intervened, bringing the man to the ground to stop him from continuing. The man was subsequently spoken to by officers before being let on his way.” According to reports up to eight police officers tackled the skater and handcuffed him without any delay. However, the man was later allowed to go after they realized he had no intention of causing harm.
Rollerblader evaded security and seemingly tried to collide into #KingCharles motorcade travelling to the vigil, shortly after 1930 on parliament square. Police intervened just in time. #QueenElizabeth #queueforthequeue @BBCNews @itvnews @SkyNews @Channel4News pic.twitter.com/P0rw2qqlRz— Tom (@pt1408) September 16, 2022
The incident came before King Charles and his siblings stood silently as they guarded their mother’s coffin in Westminster Hall. Charles along with Andrew, Princess Anne, and Prince Edward took part in the 10-minute vigil. All four royals were dressed in uniform. Other members of the Royal Family, including Camilla, the Queen Consort, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, and Sophie Wessex, along with some of the Queen’s grandchildren, were also present at the vigil.
Speaking of an incident, a man was arrested after he tried to grab Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin lying in state at Westminster Hall for the people to come and pay their final respects. The incident took place on Friday, September 16, leaving the mourners stunned. The man was tackled to the floor by the police at 10 pm at Westminster Hall.
It is believed that the man pushed through a queue of mourners that also included a seven-year-old girl. He rushed to the coffin and tried to lift the Royal Standard. The man is then thought to have put his hands on the Queen's casket.