British police are investigating a video of a man trying to break into Queen Elizabeth’s castle with a crossbow and claiming to assassinate her.
In a video shared on the social network Snapchat on December 25, a masked man held up a crossbow to appreciate it. He claimed to be an Indian Sikh and wanted to “retaliate” for the Jallianwala Bagh massacre against people. Sikh India ruled by British colonists in 1919.
“I am sorry for what I have done and will do. I will find a way to assassinate Queen Elizabeth,” the man said, looking straight into the camera.
In April 1919, British colonial forces opened fire on thousands of unarmed men, women and children north of Amritsar, but the number of casualties is still unclear. The colonial documents set the death toll at 379, but India set the number of victims close to 1,000.
“This is also revenge for those who have been killed, humiliated and discriminated against because of race,” the man added in the video, predicting that “death is coming.” Mine.
“I am Jaswon Singh Child, and my nickname is Darth Jones,” the person added, apparently referring to Darth Van der in Star Wars.
This video was shared about 24 minutes before the London Armed Police arrested a suspect at Windsor Castle in West London, where Queen Elizabeth was spending Christmas. According to the police, the 19-year-old man is undergoing a mental examination after the police confiscated the crossbow he carried when he broke in.
“After the man was arrested, investigators are evaluating the content of the video,” the London police said on December 27, adding that when the suspect entered the Queen’s compound with a crossbow, security personnel immediately intervened.
British media said that the arrested suspect was Jaswan Singh Child. Jaswan’s father, Jasbir Singh Chail, said: “A very bad thing has happened to my son and I am investigating further.”
The break-in occurred during the Christmas holiday between the Queen and Prince Charles at Windsor Castle. The suspect is being dealt with under the Mental Health Act, which allows the authorities in England and Wales to detain and treat people with mental health problems without their consent. These people are seen as a threat to themselves or others.
Xuan Le (follow Agence France-Presse)