With a crossbow and mask, a 19-year-old sneaked into Windsor because he wanted to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II, according to video

A young man tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II.

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The man who was arrested after entering Windsor Castle, where Queen Elizabeth II lives, armed with a crossbow, He said in a video that he wanted to “assassinate the queen”, The Sun newspaper reported.

The British tabloid published images of a video allegedly released on the Snapchat account of the suspect, who has been identified as Jaswant Singh Chail, moments before he sneaked into the compound.

In the video, 19-year-old man is seen dressed in a black hooded sweater. He carries a crossbow in his hands, wears a white mask and is heard saying: “I am sorry for what I have done and what I am going to do. I will try to assassinate Queen Elizabeth ”.

Making apparent references to the Star Wars saga, the man introduces himself as a Sikh Indian and says he seeks “revenge” for a massacre committed in 1919 by British troops against protesters in India.

Although the London police did not confirm the authenticity of the recording, they noted that “Researchers are evaluating the content of a video.”

Last Saturday around 08:30 GMT, the man from Southampton, in the south of England, He was arrested after the alarms were activated at Windsor Castle.

According to the Mail on Sunday, the young man used a rope ladder to scale a metal fence.

Elizabeth II, 95, spent the Christmas holidays at Windsor Castle, on the outskirts of London, which is now his primary residence.

The suspect was taken into custody under the Mental Health Act and “under the care of medical professionals,” police reported.

This is not the first attempted break-in at Windsor or Buckingham Palace, the most spectacular of which occurred in 1982, when a 30-year-old man, Michael Fagan, managed to enter the Queen’s bedroom while in bed.

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