British authorities charge a man who tried to wound Queen Elizabeth with a crossbow

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have charged a man with intent to “injure or alarm” Queen Elizabeth II after she was arrested at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day.

Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, has been charged under the Treason Act after he was caught with a crossbow on the palace grounds.

Chail, of Southampton, was charged with ‘discharging or aiming firearms, or throwing or using offensive material or weapon, with intent to injure or alarm Her Majesty’. It is an offense under Section 2 of the Treason Act 1842. He was also charged with death threats and possession of an offensive weapon.

Chail is in police custody and will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on August 17.


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