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Police tackle man to the ground after he jumps barrier in front of King Charles III's car

Poppy Bilderbeck

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Police tackle man to the ground after he jumps barrier in front of King Charles III's car

A man has been tackled to the ground by police after he jumped the barriers and attempted to run in front of King Charles III's procession. Catch the video here:

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Earlier today (10 September), King Charles was officially proclaimed the head of state at St James' Palace in London.

However, as he was set to travel down the Mall in his car after the ceremony concluded, an onlooker jumped the barriers and attempted to run into the road.

A video showed six police officers rushing to apprehend the man, before tackling him to the ground and cuffing him.

They later reportedly searched him and placed him inside a van.

LADbible has contacted the Met police for a comment.

The man was escorted away by police and placed in a van. Credit: Newsflare
The man was escorted away by police and placed in a van. Credit: Newsflare

The officers' quick response received a rapture of applause from other onlookers who had gathered in their thousands for a glimpse at the newly proclaimed King.

Social media users have also been quick to commend the officers' efforts.

In response to one user who suggested the man had simply been trying to cross the road, one user replied: "That's why the barriers are there though, well done the officers."

Another wrote: "Don’t trust anybody that still wears spray on jeans in 2022."

The procession then continued as planned, with later images showing King Charles III inside a Rolls Royce waving at the crowds lining the Mall.

King Charles III's return to Buckingham Palace follows after a two-part Accession Council ceremony which saw Queen Elizabeth II's passing announced by the Lord President of the Council.

Charles III was proclaimed king at London's Royal exchange today. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Charles III was proclaimed king at London's Royal exchange today. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

When King Charles III joined the ceremony for the second half, he reflected on his mother's 70-year-long reign as Queen.

He said: "My mother gave an example of lifelong love and of selfless service. My mother's reign was unequalled in its duration, dedication and devotion. Even as we grieve, we give thanks for this most faithful life. I am deeply aware of this deep inheritance and of the grave duties and responsibilities which are now passed to me.

"In taking up these responsibilities, I shall strive to follow the inspiring example I have been set in upholding constitutional government and to seek the peace, harmony and prosperity of the peoples of these Islands and of the Commonwealth Realms and Territories throughout the world."

The new head of state also approved the day of the Queen's funeral being made a bank holiday.

Lord President of the Council Penny Mordaunt read two orders: "One: appointing the day of her Majesty’s state funeral as a bank holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

"Two: appointing the day of her late Majesty’s state funeral as a bank holiday in Scotland."

King Charles III approved both, as well as signing both proclamations.

A Met spokesperson told LADbible: "An arrest has been made after a man ran onto the Mall, breaching the barrier in place.

"The incident was contained immediately by officers and the man is in police custody."

Featured Image Credit: Newsflare

Topics: UK News, Royal Family, Prince Charles, The Queen

Poppy Bilderbeck
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