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Czech president attacked with pellet gun

2012-09-28 21:05

Prague - Officials say a man has attacked Czech President Vaclav Klaus with a plastic gun.

Presidential spokesperson Radim Ochvat says Klaus was not injured in Friday's incident in the northern town of Chrastava where he was opening a new bridge.

Police spokesperson Stepanka Zatloukalova says the man opened fire at Klaus from close range with a plastic pistol that uses small plastic balls as bullets. A 26-year-old man has been arrested.

Zatloukalova had no more details immediately.

It is not clear why the president's bodyguards did not intervene in time.

Comments
  • lynda.pitcher.1 - 2012-09-28 21:34

    ha ha here we call it a BB gun

  • gerrit.vanpletzen - 2012-09-29 06:44

    He was just demonstrating what could happen if someone really wanted to kill the president, otherwise he would have used a real gun. I hope the bodyguards will from noe on be more vigilant.

  • scholesss - 2012-09-29 07:09

    Mr President resign before the really strike

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