UK Authorities Charge Man Who Attempted To Harm Queen Elizabeth With Crossbow

LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have charged a person with meaning to “injure or alarm” Queen Elizabeth II after he was arrested at Windsor Citadel on Christmas Day.

Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, has been charged beneath the Treason Act after allegedly being caught with a crossbow on the palace grounds.

Chail, from Southampton, has been charged with “discharging or aiming firearms, or throwing or using any offensive matter or weapon, with intent to injure or alarm her Majesty.” That’s an offense beneath part 2 of the Treason Act of 1842. He has additionally been charged with threats to kill and possession of an offensive weapon.

Chail is in custody and can seem earlier than Westminster Magistrates’ Courtroom on Aug. 17.