Assassination By Crossbow: How Police Foiled Murder Plot To Kill Queen Elizabeth, Killers Motive
As the 95-year-old Queen Elizabeth celebrated Christmas morning with her family, police were foiling a murder plot against her. Reports show that a man planned to assassinate the queen of England using a crossbow. If that's not strange enough, you should check out the messages he reportedly left behind.
Jaswant Singh Chail was arrested early Christmas morning after scaling a wall and attempting to enter Windsor Castle while armed with a crossbow. Currently, palace security is undergoing an investigation to determine how the man was able to access the grounds, Daily Mail reported.
Chail posted a video on Snapchat prior to the incident that detailed his motives. In it, the 19-year-old suspect is dressed in a hoodie and mask that have been described as being inspired by “Star Wars.” Chail used a voice distorter when making the recording.
‘I’m sorry,” the would-be assassin said. “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.”
He continued, “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.” Later, Chail refers to himself as “Darth Jones,” which is where the “Star Wars” angle comes into play.
The suspect was not able to enter any buildings on the property. Police said, “The man was taken into custody and has undergone a mental health assessment — he has since been sectioned under the Mental Health Act and remains in the care of medical professionals.”
This has to be one of the strangest assassination attempts in recent history. The last weird attempt was back in 1970 when police foiled another murder plot, now known as the "Lithgow plot". The queen and her husband were reportedly on their way to South Wales when a log was placed on the tracks. The details of the event are a bit scattered because it was not reported until 2009 because of an 'arrangement' with law enforcement.