Windsor: gunman arrested, while royal family celebrates Christmas

Lhe situation was quickly brought under control. As the Royal Family celebrated Christmas in Windsor Castle, a man broke into the site, but failed to gain access to the buildings. The 19-year-old gunman was arrested by police, revealed The Sun, Saturday 25 December. He was taken into custody and the royal family notified of the intrusion.

The facts took place around 8:30 am, this Saturday, December 25. « We can confirm that the security processes were triggered moments after the man entered the field. », explained Police Commissioner Rebecca Mears.

An investigation is underway

The suspect’s intentions are not yet known. “An investigation is underway following this incident and we are working with our colleagues from the Metropolitan Police (the territorial police force responsible for Greater London) », she clarified. And to continue: « We don’t think there is a greater danger to the public. »

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Due to the rapid increase in the number of Covid-19 cases, notably linked to the Omicron variant, Queen Elizabeth II has given up on celebrating Christmas in Sandringham, in the east of England. She thus remained at Windsor Castle near London, now her main residence. His eldest son Charles and his wife Camilla were both present during the intrusion on Saturday.

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