An assassination attempt on the life of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel has reportedly been foiled in Prague, Czech Republic.
Czech police arrested an armed man who tried to join the Chancellor’s motorcade during her visit to the capital. The Chancellor was visiting Prague to meet the Czech Prime Minister, Bohuslav Sobotka and was travelling from the airport to the city when the suspicious black Mercedes appeared.
The driver refused to obey orders from the police convoy accompanying the Chancellor. He tried to enter the motorcade and even cut off a police vehicle that was trying to stop him. He surrendered and got out of the vehicle after the police warned he would be shot.
“The perpertrator has been detained. He is suspected of attempting to commit a crime, specifically an attempt to use violence against an official,” police spokesman Josef Bocan said on Thursday.
“The incident is currently being investigated by Prague detectives” the spokesman added.