Man arrested with crossbow at Windsor Castle wanted to kill Queen Elizabeth

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A man arrested with a crossbow at Queen Elizabeth’s home, Windsor Castle, on Christmas Day last year said: “I am here to kill the Queen,” a British court said Wednesday.

Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, who was charged under Britain’s Treason Act, appeared on the grounds of Windsor Castle wearing a hood and mask, the court said. A police officer stated that he looked like someone from a vigilante movie.

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The Queen was at the castle at the time of the incident on 25 December, along with her son and heir Prince Charles, his wife Camilla and other close family members.

Following an anti-terrorist police investigation, Chail was charged with making death threats, possession of an offensive weapon and a misdemeanor under section 2 of the Treason Act of 1842.

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This section details the punishment for “unloading or aiming firearms, or launching or using any offensive material or weapon, with the intent to injure or alarm Her Majesty”.

A hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court in London was told to Chail, from Southampton, in southern England, who said he wanted revenge on the establishment.

Source: CNN Brasil

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