Bulgaria Party Leader Narrowly Survives Assassination Attempt

Oh my, although, I like how the Bulgarian's handled the situation, heh

Via Jim Hoft:

Ahmed Dogan, leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, survived an assassination attempt today[yesterday..ed] during a party conference in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The assassinís gun misfired giving the opposition leader time jump out of the way and for security guards to jump the man

h/t NTA

The 'gun' was actually a 'gas pistol', much like a tazer gun.

[Newsday] SOFIA, Bulgaria - Bulgarian police detained a man after he pointed a gas pistol at an ethnic Turkish party leader as he was delivering a speech at a party caucus in the capital Saturday. No shots were fired.

The video from the Saturday event in Sofia shows the man climbing the podium where Ahmed Dogan, the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms, was speaking, and pointing the gun to his face[...]

Eventually, the attacker was identified by police as 25-year-old Oktai Enimehmedov,

a Bulgarian national and ethnic Turk, from the coastal city of Burgas. He was carrying the gas pistol and two knives. A gas pistol is a non-lethal weapon used for self-defense, but experts say when fired from close range it can cause life-threatening injuries.

Interior Minister Tsvevtan Tsvetanov told journalists that the assailant had a criminal record for drugs possession, robberies and hooliganism.

Posted by: Stable Hand at 11:18 AM


1 Greetings:

"Excitable boys", they all said.

Posted by: 11B40 at January 20, 2013 11:50 AM

2 Welcome to the EU. This is what you get when you have Turks and other animals in your population. If they don't find someone to kill, they kill each other.

Posted by: John Smith at January 20, 2013 12:08 PM

3 My guess, either he thought the gas pistol was loaded with something more lethal, or he planned on incapacitating his victim before using one of his two knives on him.

Posted by: You Have An Ugly Goat at January 21, 2013 03:25 AM

4 That's the problem with those gas pistols. Sometimes they fail to light.

Posted by: EROWMER at January 21, 2013 03:23 PM

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