Man tackled by police after jumping barrier in front of the King's car
10th September 2022

Man jumps barrier and tries to run in front of King Charles III’s car as police bundle him to the ground

  • Onlooker tackled by police after jumping a barrier before King Charles was due to arrive 
  • New King was preparing to drive through crowds after his Accession Ceremony 
  • The man was handcuffed and walked through crowd, who cheered for the police

An onlooker at King Charles’ Accession ceremony was tackled to the ground and arrested after jumping a barrier and attempting to run in front of the monarch’s oncoming car. 

Video of the incident showed five police officers swiftly take action, chasing the man through The Mall toward Buckingham Palace and immobilising him within seconds.

The man was promptly hand-cuffed and searched by police before he was led through the crowd and toward a waiting police van.

Dressed in a plain black t-shirt and skinny jeans, the man scanned the crowd as one officer marched him past thousands of jeering onlookers. 

The man was promptly hand-cuffed and searched by police before he was led through the crowd and toward a waiting police van

King Charles III waving as his convoy enters Buckingham Palace in London on Saturday afternoon, just hours  after his Accession ceremony

A spokesperson from Met Police told MailOnline: ‘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.’

The officers received a rapturous applause and cheers from the crowd for moving quickly to stop the man, which allowed the procession for King Charles to continue without another hitch.

Footage of the incident was quickly shared to social media and received a mixed response from the public.

One user who claimed to also be among the crowd said the man was likely trying to cross the street, noting it was a ‘nightmare’ to leave due to the crowds.

A spokesperson from Met Police told MailOnline: ‘An arrest has been made after a man ran onto the Mall, breaching the barrier in place’

The man was marched through the crowds  and taken into a waiting police van on Saturday afternoon

Five officers rushed toward the man and tackled him to the ground within seconds of him breaching the barrier

King Charles III signing the Proclamation at St James’s Palace in London this morning during the historic ceremony

But others argued regardless of the man’s intentions, police on the scene ‘could not take any risks’ when it came to Charles III and his safety.

The King received a warm reception as he made his way through the crowd toward Buckingham Palace on Saturday afternoon.

He was seen smiling through tears as he waved at the crowd of thousands from the back seat of state Rolls-Royce. 

Well-wishers waited hours for a glimpse of the monarch, who automatically became King on the death of his mother the Queen on Thursday but was formally proclaimed by the Accession Council at St James’s Palace earlier today.

At 10am this morning, the Accession Council – an ancient body of advisers that dates back as far as the time of the Norman Conquest – formally announced his role as Sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, including Supreme Head of the Church of England and Commander-in-Chief of Britain’s Armed Forces, as well as Head of State of Commonwealth countries and British territories around the world.

Dressed in a plain black t-shirt and skinny jeans, the man scanned the crowd as one officer marched him past thousands of jeering onlookers

The Prince of Wales, the Queen, King Charles III and Lord President of the Council Penny Mordaunt during the Accession Council at St James’s Palace

Broadcast cameras were invited inside the historic event for the first time in its centuries-old history – one of the first changes to convention instigated by the new King.

Shortly after 10.20am, Charles III made a personal declaration on the death of his beloved mother Queen Elizabeth II.

He vowed to uphold ‘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 King also approved an order that the day of the Queen’s funeral be a bank holiday. 

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