The dad of a man, who is being referred to as the ‘crossbow intruder’ has broken his silence following the alleged ‘assassination threats made in a video’ against The Queen.
According to reports, a 19-year-old has been detained under the Mental Health Act, as a video of him has allegedly emerged, in which he apparently claimed ‘he would try to assassinate The Queen’.
A man, who is believed to be his dad, has since told the Daily Mail: “Something’s gone horribly wrong with our son and we are trying to figure out what.
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“We’ve not had a chance to speak to him but are trying to get him the help he needs.
“From our perspective, we are going through a difficult time, we are trying to resolve this issue and it’s not easy.”
It’s believed that the man was arrested after security officers saw him ‘scaling the fence of The Queen’s residence’ shortly after 8:30am on Christmas Day.
The footage which has since emerged, which is believed to be of the intruder, is apparently a pre-recorded Snapchat message.
In it, a distorted voice 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.”
A Scotland Yard spokesperson told The Mirror: “Following the man’s arrest, detectives are assessing the contents of a video.”
A palace source also told the outlet: “It is obviously a worry to have to deal with a break in like this, especially after Her Majesty has been through so much this year and in the lead up to Christmas.
“There will have to be a major evaluation of the security procedures and protocols after this event.”
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