Windsor father’s ‘crossbow intruder’ says ‘something is wrong’ with son


Metropolitan Police are investigating a video linked to a man who was arrested at Windsor Castle while in possession of a crossbow (Steve Parsons / PA) (PA Archives)

The father of the man who claimed he would ‘murder the Queen’ on Christmas Day broke his silence to say his son ‘needs help’.

A 19-year-old from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of trespassing or trespassing on a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon.

He was severed under the Mental Health Act and remains in the care of medical professionals.

His father told the Daily Mail: “Something has gone horribly wrong with our son and we are trying to figure out what.

“We haven’t had a chance to talk to him, but we’re trying to give him the help he needs.

“From our point of view, we are going through a difficult time, we are trying to solve this problem and it is not easy. “

The Queen spent Christmas Day at Windsor Castle (PA Wire)

The Queen spent Christmas Day at Windsor Castle (PA Wire)

It comes as spooky footage appearing to show a man wielding a crossbow threatening to “murder the queen in revenge for the 1919 Amritsar massacre” is under investigation by the Metropolitan Police.

The clip has surfaced, which is believed to be linked to the incident in which a 19-year-old man was arrested on Christmas Day at the grounds of Berkshire Castle where the Queen is staying with her family.

Spooky footage, obtained by The Sun, appeared to show a masked figure wearing a dark hoodie and wielding a crossbow.

He appeared to reveal a distorted voice saying they wanted to “assassinate the queen” on a “revenge” mission.

In a video message, the man said, “I’m sorry. I am sorry for what I have done and what I am going to do. I will attempt to assassinate Elizabeth, Queen of the Royal Family. It is revenge for those who died in the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in 1919.

“It is also a revenge for those who have been killed, humiliated and discriminated against because of their race.”

A Scotland Yard spokesperson said: ‘Security processes were triggered moments after the man entered the grounds and did not enter any buildings.

“Following a search of the man, a crossbow was recovered. “

They added: “Investigations into the full circumstances of this incident are underway by specialized operations of the Metropolitan Police.”

The Queen spent Christmas Day at Windsor Castle.

A palace source said: “It is obviously a worry to have to deal with a breakup like this, especially after Her Majesty has been through so much this year and in the run-up to Christmas.

“There will have to be a major evaluation of security procedures and protocols after this event.

“Fortunately, the intruder was apprehended and the police were at the scene almost immediately, but there is a chill in the air over what could have been.”

Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the incident.

She was to have lunch with the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall as well as the Earl and Countess of Wessex.


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