Elizabeth II: Gunman at Windsor Castle wanted to “assassinate the queen,” according to video



On Saturday a man was arrested after infiltrating, armed with a crossbow, into the castillo de Windsor, where does the Queen isabel II. According to the British newspaper “The Sun”In a video, the individual said that he wanted to “assassinate the queen.”

The 19-year-old man lived in Southampton, southern England, and He was arrested last Saturday at approximately 8:30 a.m. GMT after the alarms were activated.

Queen Elizabeth II, 95, spent Christmas celebrations in the castle from Windsor, on the outskirts of London, which is now his primary residence.

Police indicated Sunday that the man had been admitted to a psychiatric facility.

“The Sun” posted images of a video that was allegedly posted on the account of Snapchat of the suspect minutes before he was introduced into the enclosure.

In the video, The individual is seen wearing a crossbow and dressed in a black hooded sweater. Behind a white mask he 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.”

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

Even if the authenticity of said recording has not been confirmed, London police said “investigators are evaluating the content of a video.”

Attempts to enter Windsor or Buckingham Palace, the queen’s habitual residence, located in the heart of London, they are not unusual.

The most spectacular occurred in 1982, when a 30-year-old man, Michael Fagan, managed to enter Queen Elizabeth II’s bedroom while she was in bed.

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