BREAKING: Assassination attempt on Angela Merkel
Czech police halted an armed man in a black 4x4 Mercedes as he allegedly tried to join Merkel’s motorcade during her visit to the capital
A feared assassination attempt on German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly been foiled in Prague.
Czech police halted an armed man in his car as he allegedly tried to join Merkel’s motorcade during her visit to the capital.
Local reports claim that officers found a baton, a canister of tear gas, cement blocks, and handcuffs in the man’s black 4x4 Mercedes.
A video posted on the Blesk news website shows several officers around a police car talking to the middle-aged man.
" The perpetrator has been detained,” police spokesman Josef Bocan said.
"He is suspected of attempting to cause a crime – specifically an attempt to use violence against an official.”