In documents recently declassified by the US federal agency FBI it was revealed Queen Elizabeth II He was the subject of a potential threat from the Irish Republican Army (IRA) during a visit to San Francisco in 1983.
A San Francisco police officer who used to visit an Irish bar told the FBI he was a sympathizer GONNA He tried to avenge the death of the queen’s daughter.
The man threatened to throw an object from the golden gate of the bridge at the British royal yacht as it passed below, or to try to kill Elizabeth II during her visit. Yosemite.
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Although the threat did not materialize, the information is among more than 100 pages of FBI records about the safety of the British Monarch in USAwhich return 1976.
The documents also show that FBI agents shared intelligence and equipment with the US Secret Service, local police agencies and other law enforcement agencies about the IRA and its sympathizers, before and during the Queen’s visits.
According to NBC, the FBI records the continent as a potential source of danger for the queen and the royal family whenever they visit the United States.
The IRA is a political movement that seeks the removal, often by force, of British forces from Northern Ireland and Ireland. The FBI’s concern about possible IRA violence against members of the royal family was unfounded.
In 1979, Elizabeth’s second cousin, Lord “Dickie” Mountbatten, next door Prince Charles was killed in an IRA bomb attack In Ireland. In 1989, prior to the Queen’s visit to the East Coast and parts of South America, an internal FBI memo noted that, although they did not recognize any specific threats, “the possibility of threats against the British Monarchy from the Irish Republican Army (IRA) is always present.”
NBC has made a request to access federal records from the FBI after the death of Elizabeth II in September 2022. The records have been posted to the Vault, an FBI website accessible to the public.