New Zealand: Teen tried to assasinate Queen Elizabeth

PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth II, longest-reigning UK monarch, Photo Date: 4/18/2015 - Photo: Elinor / MGN
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Auckland, New Zealand (NBC) -- New Zealand's intelligence agency has confirmed for the first time that a teenager tried to assassinate Queen Elizabeth during a visit to the southern city of Dunedin in 1981, sparking a police inquiry into how the incident was handled.
Documents released by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service show the then 17-year-old Christopher Lewis shot at the Queen as she got out of her vehicle on the way to a science fair on October 14th during her eight-day tour of the Commonwealth nation.
The memo was declassified in February and sent to Reuters Tthursday, and it revealed that the would-be assassin did not find a "suitable vantage point from which to fire."
Members of the crowd in Dunedin and reporters heard the shot, but were initially told by police that the noise was from a falling sign or a car backfiring.

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