A 19-year-old was arrested for allegedly trying to assassinate the Queen with a crossbow on Christmas day at Windsor Castle. Here’s everything we know about him.

Suspect Jaswant Singh Chail, known as Jas, from Southampton, is believed to have been masked and only 500 metres from the Queen’s private quarters inside the castle after jumping the gate.

He was arrested while allegedly armed with a crossbow after getting over a spiked fence with a rope ladder.

Chail was then sectioned under the Mental Health Act after a disturbing video was allegedly found of him threatening to kill the monarch.

The video was supposedly shared with his friends from his Snapchat account 24 minutes before armed officers arrested him on Christmas Day morning.

In the video, the masked person holding the lethal looking crossbow addresses the camera with a distorted voice.

30 Baddesley Close in North Baddesley, Southampton where it is thought Jaswant Singh Chail uploaded the pre-recorded video of a hooded man threatening to assassinate the Queen© Daily Mirror 30 Baddesley Close in North Baddesley, Southampton where it is thought Jaswant Singh Chail uploaded the pre-recorded video of a hooded man threatening to assassinate the Queen

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He is wearing a mask inspired by Star Wars, and his message makes references to the film.

He says: “I’m sorry. I’m sorry for what I’ve done and what I will do. I will attempt to assassinate Elizabeth, Queen of the Royal Family.

“This is revenge for those who have died in the 1919 Jallianwala Bagh massacre.

“It is also revenge for those who have been killed, humiliated and discriminated on because of their race.

“I’m an Indian Sikh, a Sith. My name was Jaswant Singh Chail, my name is Darth Jones.”

In Star Wars, the Sith are the enemies, and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre took place in India in 1919, when British colonial troops shot and killed 379 protesters and wounded about 1,200.

His father, Jasbir Singh Chail, told MailOnline : “Something’s gone horribly wrong with our son and we are trying to figure out what.

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“We’ve not had a chance to speak to him but are trying to get him the help he needs.

“From our perspective, we are going through a difficult time. We are trying to resolve this issue and it’s not easy.”

The suspect, who allegedly grew up in a £500,000 semi-detached house located on a private estate, added that he did not expect to survive the attack on the Queen.

In a message sent on Snapchat alongside the video, the teen wrote: “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.”

It was understood the Met has taken on the investigation because the suspect was arrested within the grounds and also because of the ­serious nature of the break-in.