UK: Man caught at Windsor Castle with crossbow charged with treason and threatening to kill the Queen

Source: Independent [UK]

“A man caught at Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow has been charged with a treason offence and making threats to kill the Queen. Jaswant Singh Chail, 20, was arrested at the official royal residence on Christmas Day – when the 95-year-old monarch was present at the castle celebrating with family. Following an investigation by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command, he has been charged with making threats to kill, possession of an offensive weapon, and an offence under the 1842 Treason Act. … In 1981, a man was jailed for five years under the same treason law after pleading guilty to firing blank shots at Queen Elizabeth as she rode a horse down The Mall as part of the Trooping the Colour ceremony.” (08/03/22)