British Police Investigate Video Linked To Man Who Wanted To ‘Murder’ The Queen
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LONDON – British police said on Monday they were investigating a video linked to a man with a crossbow who was arrested at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day.
The video, obtained by The Sun newspaper, showed a masked person dressed in a dark hoodie holding a crossbow and addressing the camera with a distorted voice, saying she wanted to “murder” Queen Elizabeth II.
The Sun said the video was sent from the suspect’s Snapchat account shortly before his arrest.
Police say they arrested a 19-year-old man on the grounds of Windsor Castle after a security breach took place on Christmas morning. Officers found a crossbow after searching the man.
They said the man was suspected of violating a protected site and possessing an offensive weapon, but did not enter any building.
Police said the suspect, who has not been named, is in custody under the Mental Health Act and “under the care of medical professionals.”
Detectives “are evaluating the content of the video,” police said.
A spokeswoman for Buckingham Palace declined to comment.
The Queen, 95, spent the Christmas holidays in Windsor, west London, after deciding not to stay in Sandringham, the royal estate in eastern England where she traditionally spends the holidays of end of the year with the family.
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