The father of a teenager suspected of scaling Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow in a bid to ‘assassinate the Queen in revenge for 1919 Amritsar massacre’ today told MailOnline something had gone ‘horribly wrong with his son.’
A shocking video of the crossbow-wielding male emerged after the spiked fencing around the castle was broken up by a 19-year old.
It shows the arrest suspect using a black crossbow, and a distortion of his voice to threaten the camera.
Jaswant Sing Chail uploaded this prerecorded clip to Snapchat on Christmas Day at 8:06 AM. This was 24 minutes after a man in Windsor Castle had been arrested.
Jaswant’s father, Jasbir Singh Chail told MailOnline: ‘Something’s gone horribly wrong with our son and we are trying to figure out what.
‘We’ve not had a chance to speak to him but are trying to get him the help he needs. We are experiencing a very difficult time from our point of view. We are trying to resolve this issue and it’s not easy.’
Jaswant Chail was raised in a £500,000 semi-detached house located on a private estate in North Baddesley, Southampton.
Jasbir Singh, his father (57) and mother (51) are listed as directors of an IT company. His 19-year-old sister is still living at the home.
Jaswant’s father is a well-spoken, qualified software engineer who runs the company from his home.
It is thought that their son was raised in a loving, comfortable home with his family near Southampton.
Known to friends as Jas, he is said to have used a filter to distort his voice and wore a hoodie and mask – an outfit thought to be inspired by Star Wars
“I am sorry,” he said. It’s my sincere regret for all that I have done. I promise to do the same. I’ll attempt to assassinate Elizabeth the Queen of Royal Family. It is revenge on those who died in 1919 Jallianwala bagh massacre.
It’s also an act of revenge against those who have been humiliated or killed because of their race. Ich bin an Indian Sikh and a Sith. Jaswant Singh Chail was my name, and Darth Jones is mine.
Shocking video showing a crossbow-wielding man threatening to ‘assassinate the Queen in revenge for 1919 Amritsar massacre’ has emerged and is being investigated by the Met police
Pictured: the quiet residential street where Jaswant Singh Chail lives in Southampton
Sith could refer to Star Wars’ leading villains, while Darth Jones might be an ode to James Earl Jones (who voiced Darth Vader). The background clip featured a frame picture of Star Wars’ Darth Malgus.
British forces killed 1,200 and 379 of the protesters were wounded in Jallianwala Bagh, which was also called Massacre of Amritsar.
Alongside the video a message was also sent on Snapchat which said: ‘I’m sorry to all of those who I have wronged or lied to.
‘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.’
After being spotted by CCTV in the gardens, the suspect was taken into custody shortly before 8.30 am yesterday. The Mental Health Act later sectioned him.
Scotland Yard said detectives were examining the footage which was posted on social media before the Christmas Day incident at the Queen’s Berkshire home.
The Queen, while in her home, was being detained by police and a suspect was later taken to the Castle grounds. Police then confirmed the discovery of a crossbow.
The intruder has been identified as an unknown individual. He is known to have threatened any Royal Family member before the week.
And sources say that once he had gained access to the royal estate, the teenager ‘didn’t know what to do with himself’ and was quickly arrested.
It is evident that this incident is being treated seriously. Metropolitan Police are investigating the matter and have informed Home Office.
A Scotland Yard spokesman said: ‘Following the man’s arrest, detectives are assessing the contents of a video.’
Crossbows are often referred to as ‘lethal but legal’ because they require no licence or registration and can be bought on the internet with ease.
The police have confirmed the discovery of a crossbow after an intruder was held in the castle grounds. While the Queen was present, the Queen delivered the annual Christmas Day speech.
Yesterday, police raided the Southampton home of the suspect and his family.
One neighbour told The Sun: ‘There was a big commotion with all the police around and it caused some concern, especially as it was Christmas Day.
‘The family keep themselves to themselves, like the rest of the estate, but we know there’s a teenage lad who lives there with his mum and dad. The police didn’t leave the estate until late at night.’
Police will be looking at how the intruder was able to scale the spiked perimeter fence surrounding the Berkshire castle’s grounds in the first place.
It is believed he had a makeshift ladder to gain access from the Long Walk, which royals frequently use because of its proximity to the Queen’s private apartments.
Members of the public can access The Long Walk in a parkland area.
It is expected that a significant internal security audit will be conducted, especially after a string of security concerns on Windsor Great Park estate, including Prince Andrew.
A woman dressed up as a guest entered the Royal Lodge’s home.
Scotland Yard said detectives were examining the footage which was posted on social media before the Christmas Day incident at the Queen’s Berkshire home
Christmas Day, Tourists can take photographs at Windsor castle in Windsor, England by standing before the Henry VII gate
Senior royals such as the Duke and Duchess Of Cambridge and the Duchess Cornwall expressed concern following the removal of some of their most trusted bodyguards in security measures.
Sources said that even the Queen privately expressed concern over the changes made to her protection, as well as those of her family.
Security concerns arose after the suspect in possession of the crossbow was located at 8.30 o’clock on Christmas Day. The Queen will have been there without her family.
In a matter of hours, she was joined immediately by senior royals such as the Prince of Wales and Duchess Cornwall.
Retired chief superintendent Dai Davies, the former head of royal protection at Scotland Yard, said the incident again highlighted the ‘very serious threat‘ that ‘fixated people and stalkers’ pose.
He said: ‘Since the time of George III, 99 per cent of attacks against members of the Royal Family have involved a fixated person, or stalker. I am actually scared to hear that the crossbow was used. The windscreen will be used to protect them.
‘And in all my years of crime and catching criminals, it is rare for crossbows to be used for criminal purposes. Anyone knowing the royals were in residence and having a fair idea of their comings and goings, could pose a very real and potentially tragic threat with something like that.’
For the Christmas Matins Service at Windsor Castle, the Prince of Wales and the Prince of Cornwall, as well as the Earl and Countesss of Wessex, and the Duchess and Duchesss of Gloucester arrived.
Their daughter, Lady Louise, and their son James Viscount Severn accompanied Sophie and Edward. After being greeted by the Dean at Windsor, they moved inside to attend the morning service.
The Duke and Duchess arrive at St George’s Chapel for the Christmas Day service.
But he cautioned: ‘It is always a balance between public accessibility to the Royal Family and their ability to live even the semblance of a normal life, with their safety. You can’t turn these royal residence into prisons. Royalty protection is like an onion.
‘There are layers. He would have faced many other hurdles before even getting near any member of the Royal Family. Evidently, he was captured on CCTV and arrested as soon as possible. Troubling as the incident is, in this case the security worked.’
In a statement the Metropolitan Police said: ‘A 19-year-old man from Southampton was arrested on suspicion of breach or trespass of a protected site and possession of an offensive weapon.
‘Security processes were triggered within moments of the man entering the grounds and he did not enter any buildings.
‘Following a search of the man, a crossbow was recovered. He was immediately taken into custody. The Mental Health Act has now been used to section the man.
‘Enquiries into the full circumstances of this incident are being progressed by Metropolitan Police Specialist Operations.’
Sources claim that security at Windsor Castle was increased in recent years. A review was carried out in 2003 after self-styled comedy terrorist Aaron Barschak broke in during Prince William’s 21st birthday party.
After an intruder entered Windsor Castle’s grounds on Christmas Day, security was increased inside Windsor Castle on Boxing Day
As a matter of routine, a major internal security assessment will be conducted. This is especially after a string of security incidents at Windsor Great Park that involved Prince Andrew.