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MERKEL ‘ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT’: Armed man ‘tries to INFILTRATE Chancellor’s motorcade

A SUSPECTED assissination attempt on Angela Merkel has been thwarted by police in Prague.

Angela Merkel and President Milos Zeman

REUTERS    Angela Merkel and Czech Republic President Milos Zeman met in Prague today


Czech officers stopped an armed man in a black 4×4 Mercedes as he tried to infiltrate the German Chancellor’s motorcade during her visit to Prague.The Mercedes 4×4 approached Merkel’s motorcade as she travelled from the airport, near the outskirts of the city.

Czech police spokesperson Josef Bocan said: “The perpetrator has been detained.“He is suspected of attempting to cause a crime – specifically an attempt to use violence against an official.”

Bocan said the man was trying to “run down police” during the incident.

Angela Merkel and President Milos Zeman

EPA      The man only stopped when police said they were going to shoot


The driver refused to listen to police orders, only sopping and exiting the vehicle after police warned they were going to shoot.Bocan added: “He tried to join the procession at all costs, cutting off a police vehicle that was trying to stop him. He only stopped and got out of the vehicle after police warned him that they were going to shoot.

Protestors in Prague

EPA      A baton, teargas and handcuffs were found in the car


A baton, a canister of tear gas and handcuffs was found by police in the suspect’s car.

Protestors holding up banners

GETTY    Protestors were angry about migration into Euroep


The German leader was in the Czech capital on an official visit to meet Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and President Milos Zeman.She was meeting the Czech leaders to discuss the ongoing migrant crisis.

Angela Merkel

GETTY      Countries across Europe are on high alert after a string of terror attacks


It comes as Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka publicly supported deeper military integration across EU countries – which could lead to a European army.He said: “Certainly the Czech Republic can imagine stronger cooperation in the military area, integration of units, common exercises, and above all securing the capacity to organise operations to support common European foreign policy.”

Hundred of protestors lined the streets as Merkel entered Prague, demanding the chancellor steps down over her role in the migrant crisis.

Protestors take to street of Prague

EPA     Angela Merkel allowed around one million migrants into Germany last year


Merkel allowed an estimated .The suspected assassination attempt comes as countries across Europe are on high alert following a string of high-profile terror attacks over the past few months.

Although Germany has not suffered the high death counts France has had to deal with, the country is still reeling after being hit by string of attacks in a matter of weeks.

Protestors in Prague

EPA      Angela Merkel was met by angry protestors as she entered Prague


Just days ago, it emerged Germany was considering plans to .An extensive report by German officials proposed the reintroduction of conscription at times of national crisis.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/704029/angela-merkel-assassination-attempt-czech-republic-prague

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