Police arrested a 74 year-old Mangere man near Britomart at 12.40 today. He will appear in the Auckland District Court tomorrow charged with preparing to commit a crime, namely assault. Arresting officers had identified the man as a known anti-royalist who was, when arrested, at a Royal itinerary venue although neither of the Royal visitors was in the vicinity at the time.It is not known if the 74 year-old was carrying a large black Bibi style bomb and wearing a cape.
H/T to Juha Saarinen on Twitter
UPDATE: Now he's 76 and has to keep 500m away from the royals.
Castislav Bacanov, 76, was released on bail and ordered to stay at least 500 metres from the Prince of Wales and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. He has pleaded not guilty to preparing to commit a crime in a public place, namely assault...After a night in custody, he told the judge he was not interested in seeing Charles and Camilla.