Masked crossbow man threatens to assassinate Queen in chilling Snapchat video

A chilling video showing a man with a crossbow threatening to “assassinate” the Queen has emerged after a 19-year-old climbed over Windsor Castle's spiked fence on Christmas Day.

Although there's no confirmation that the person in the video was the same person who was arrested shortly after 8.30am on Saturday while roaming the gardens, The Sun reports it could be the same man.

Video footage uploaded to Snapchat shows a masked man holding a black crossbow while using a distorted voice to threaten the 95-year-old monarch.

In the video he says: “I'm sorry. I'm sorry for what I've done and what I will do. I will attempt to assassinate Elizabeth, Queen of the Royal Family.

“This is revenge for those who have died in the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

“It is also revenge for those who have been killed, humiliated and discriminated on because of their race. I'm an Indian Sikh, a Sith."

The massacre referred to saw around 1,000 people protesting the arrest of Indian independence leaders Dr Saifuddin Kitchlew and Dr Satya Pal killed by British army soldiers.

The video was posted with a message on Snapchat where the user apologises to ”all of those who I have wronged or lied to”.

He added: “If you have received this then my death is near.

“Please share this with whoever and if possible get it to the news if they’re interested.”

Scotland Yard has confirmed that they are “examining the footage”, and police did confirm that a crossbow was found when the man was arrested on the castle grounds on Christmas Day.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Following the man’s arrest, detectives are assessing the contents of a video.

“Inquiries into the full circumstances of this incident are being progressed by Metropolitan Police specialist operations.”

Dai Davies, former chief superintendent and head of the royal protection unit, told The Mirror: “The officers on the scene did their job and averted a disaster and that is first and foremost the most important thing.

“But once the threat was contained and the individual was in custody, questions will be asked immediately.”

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