FBI reveals Queen Elizabeth II assassination try throughout 1983 US tour | World News
The Federal Bureau of Investigation has launched a cache of recordsdata referring to late Queen Elizabeth II’s travels to the US, and threats made to her throughout a 1983 go to to California.
The recordsdata confirmed how the FBI, which helped safe the monarch’s security throughout her visits, was frightened about threats made by the paramilitary group known as Irish Republican Military (IRA).
In line with the investigation company, the menace was made to a police officer in San Francisco, who frequented an Irish pub within the metropolis. The recordsdata revealed that the officer warned federal brokers a few name from a person he had met on the venue, reported the BBC.
The officer mentioned the person informed him he was looking for revenge for his daughter who “had been killed in Northern Eire by a rubber bullet”.
The menace got here on February 4, 1983 – a few month forward of Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip’s go to to California. The queen and her husband visited the west coast of america in February and March that yr.
4 years earlier in 1979, IRA paramilitaries opposed British rule in Northern Eire and killed Louis Mountbatten, the final colonial governor of India and an uncle of Philip, in a bomb assault.
The file acknowledged that the person claimed he was going to try to hurt the queen “both by dropping some object off the Golden Gate Bridge onto the royal yacht Britannia when it sails beneath”, reported South African broadcaster ENCA.
In response to the menace, the Secret Service had deliberate to “shut the walkways on the Golden Gate Bridge because the yacht nears”. Alternatively he “would try to kill Queen Elizabeth when she visited Yosemite Nationwide Park”, they added.
The 102-page cache was uploaded to the Vault, the FBI’s data web site, on Monday, following a Freedom of Data Act request submitted by US media retailers.