Sarkozy escapes assassination bidDecember 16th, 2008 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Dec. 16 (ANI): French President Nicholas Sarkozy on Monday escaped an attempt on his life, when a man armed with a knife and Taser stun gun was arrested.
According to The Sun, police wrestled the 25-year-old to the ground as he tried to break into the Elysee Palace, the French Presidents official residence. Cops found the weapons inside his military-style jacket.
Sarkozy was inside at the time, meeting Montenegros Premier Milo Djukanovic.
His security guards are treating the lunchtime incident as an attempt on his life.
A witness said: There was a group of men at the main entrance when the guards suddenly pulled one man aside. There was a violent struggle before the man dressed in an army-type jacket was dragged down and held at gunpoint. He was pushed into a police van and driven off.
An official last night said the man was in custody and being quizzed on suspicion of a plot to assassinate Sarkozy. (ANI)
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