Video shows masked man threatening to ‘murder the queen’
An intruder who broke into Windsor Castle grounds on Christmas Day carrying a crossbow has been severed under the Mental Health Act.
On Sunday evening, a video appeared on social media of a masked man with a crossbow swearing to “murder the queen”.
The video, obtained by The Sun, shows a man in a black hoodie wearing a white mask saying, “I’m sorry for what I have done and what I will do. I will attempt to assassinate Elizabeth, queen of the Royal Family. “
The man, who calls himself an Indian Sikh, goes on to say that it is a “revenge” for those who died in the massacre of Jallianwala Bagh in 1919, as well as for those who were “killed, humiliated. and discriminated against on [sic]”because of their race.
The Jallianwala Bagh massacre, also known as the Amritsar massacre, took place on April 19, 1919. British troops opened fire on a large crowd of unarmed Indians in the Punjab region of India which was then under British colonial rule, killing hundreds and causing more than a thousand casualties.
Scotland Yard confirmed on Sunday evening that they were evaluating a video following the arrest of the intruder.
The Southampton man was arrested with the gun after apparently using a rope ladder to climb a metal fence to enter the gardens of the Queen’s Berkshire Residence.
It is understood that he was spotted on CCTV “within moments”, triggering a team of armed response officers to arrest him at 8:30 am, just hours before the Queen celebrates Christmas with her family.