WATCH: Otto Warmbier's funeral service and procession to Oak Hill Cemetery

Posted at 8:39 AM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 13:11:17-04

WYOMING, Ohio -- Otto Warmbier's funeral reached maximum capacity before the service was underway Thursday morning.

Warmbier's family invited the public to celebrate the 22-year-old college student's life at Wyoming High School, his alma mater.

Watch videos from the service in the video player above.

By 9:12 a.m., ushers began turning people away at the door when they reached maximum capacity of 2,500 attendees. Those turned away are asked to go wait along Springfield Pike and watch the procession.

BELOW: Watch the funeral procession to Oak Hill Cemetery


Sen. Rob Portman attended the funeral.

BELOW: Sen. Rob Portman speaks to reporters at Otto Warmbier's funeral


WCPO - 9 On Your Side did not stream the funeral service or the burial out of respect for the Warmbier family's privacy.