Authorities Investigate After Man Allegedly Breaks Into Windsor Castle

Authorities Investigate After Man Allegedly Breaks Into Windsor Castle

( –  While Queen Elizabeth II previously divided her time between Buckingham Palace and other castles, this year she decided to live permanently at Windsor Castle. Unfortunately, a man with a crossbow allegedly broke onto the castle grounds with the intention of killing the queen. The 19-year-old was quickly apprehended by police before entering any buildings.

On December 27, British police announced they were probing a Snapchat video linked to the suspect stating his plan. Reportedly, he wanted revenge for the 1919 Amritsar massacre, where British forces fired on and killed 379 Sikh protesters.

Typically, Queen Elizabeth spends the holiday with her family at Sandringham in eastern England, but she wanted to stay home this year. This Christmas is the first one without her husband, Prince Philip, who died in April at the age of 99. They were married for 73 years. She stated in her Christmas speech she now understands why holidays are so hard for people who’ve “lost loved ones.”

As for the weapon-wielding perpetrator on Christmas day, police reported the suspect is in custody and under the “care of medical professionals.” Neither the Queen, nor Buckingham Palace, released any statement about the incident. Luckily, no one was harmed.

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