The intruder has been sectioned, rather than hung, drawn and quartered.
Did chuckle at the Guardian's report: "Following a search of the man, a crossbow was recovered".
So they didn't spot the crossbow straight away?...
If you're carrying an offensive weapon with the intention of causing harm, or fear of harm, to a specific target then you're likely to want it concealed until the appropriate moment - bumbling onto the bus with it tucked under you're arm is likely to give the game away.
The would-be assassin produced a video declaring his nefarious intention and has been named as Jaswant Chail.
I'm no expert on crossbows, but it looks like quite a modern and comparatively compact device.
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That's 'colour'. We're English, don't you know?!Trooping of the Colors
He was understood to be the man of 19 held by armed police at Windsor Castle on Christmas Day.