A man who entered the grounds of Windsor Castle, where Britain’s Queen Elizabeth is spending Christmas, has been arrested and is being held on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon, police said on Saturday.
The Windsor Castle security breach recalls the shocking Michael Fagan incident when he broke into the Queen’s bedroom in Buckingham Palace in 1982 when she was sleeping.
The intrusion happened in the early hours of July 9 when Fagan scaled Buckingham Palace’s 14-foot-high perimeter wall, climbing up the drainpipe, entering the Palace. The British man somehow managed to reach the Queen’s bedroom.
His movements were detected by an alarm sensor but it is claimed that the security silenced it after they thought it to be faulty. Reports have mentioned that Fagan roamed the corridors of the majestic Palace for several minutes.
He reportedly broke a glass ashtray when he had entered one of the rooms and cut his hand. If reports are believed to be true, he was carrying a fragment of the glass when he entered the Queen’s bedroom.