Assassination Attempt on Bulgarian Official

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.

Dogan struck the man before he could pull the trigger, while other delegates wrestled the assailant to the ground. TV footage showed several people punching, kicking and stomping on the man when he was on the ground.

Thanks Jacques M

 

7 comments to Assassination Attempt on Bulgarian Official

  • Andy from Beaverton

    A longer video of the event can be found here:

  • Sander

    A) That’s what you get for having strict gun laws. A lame ass attempt.

    B) I’m so glad there was no hysterical woman screaming at the top of her lungs. Always seems like in these type of videos, there’s that one woman who keeps screaming and it’s annoying as hell.

  • Bill the Painter

    I didn’t see anyone read him his Miranda rights…..

    It was nice to see the speaker FIGHT! He didn’t just stand there and wait for security.

    The beating he took from the crown was definitely deserved.

  • Lukas

    It doesn’t look like the politician actually stops the assassination by smacking the gun… it looks like the gun doesn’t fire, either being jammed or the idiot leaving the safety on.

    You can actually hear him pull the trigger, a click, and then he tries to re-cock the gun (as seen in the video posted above by andy)…

    • Guy B.

      For sure … forgotten to chambering a round!

      Well, “Movement for Rights and Freedoms” – the freedom of kicking ass regardless of security or else (who’s hit too). %-O

  • A L N

    It looks like he cocked it twice after the first trigger pull with no shells ejected my guess is the idiot forgot to load the gun.

  • Eager

    Uhm actually it was a gas gun and he never pulled the trigger. Might sound funny in the US but over here (Bulgaria) those are rather popular as you can easily get a permit. This particular one was loaded with two gas rounds (tear gas or something like that) and a pepper round designed to be used against aggressive wildlife.

    Majority of people here believe it was just a performance designed to appeal to ethnic Turks and Muslim Bulgarians as an election is approaching. One cannot murder anyone with a weapon like this, a point blank to the head will result in burns and perhaps a concussion but it cannot damage the skull.

 
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