A chilling video has emerged after an armed intruder was caught on Christmas day on the grounds of Windsor Castle where Queen Elizabeth II was celebrating the holidays.
A 19-year-old was nabbed over the weekend shortly after 8:30 a.m. local time and is in custody, CNN reported. The man did not enter any buildings on the grounds.
According to The Sun, the suspect, Jaswant Singh Chail, is believed to have sent his friends a Snapchat video, around 24 minutes long, before he was stopped by authorities. The person in the video held a crossbow, distorted his voice and wore a face covering.
"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," he reportedly said in the video, per The Sun. "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. My name was Jaswant Singh Chail, my name is Darth Jones," he reportedly added.
"I’m sorry to all of those who I have wronged or lied to," he reportedly wrote alongside the Snapchat video. "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."
The video is believed to have been pre-recorded and was posted at 8.06 a.m. on Saturday, December 25.
Thames Valley Police Superintendent Rebecca Mears confirmed in a statement that the royals were informed about the incident, per CNN. The monarch is said to have been having breakfast at the time.
The teen was reportedly sectioned under the Mental Health Act and police are now investigating the video, BBC reported.
According to the outlet, Scotland Yard confirmed detectives were "assessing the contents of a video," but declined to comment on the identity of the man in the clip. Buckingham Palace also declined to comment about the incident.