Guard storms supreme court and fires six shots
17 March 2006, MADRID — A security guard armed with a blank-firing pistol stormed Spain's supreme court and fired up to six times before being arrested.
17 March 2006
MADRID — A security guard armed with a blank-firing pistol stormed Spain's supreme court and fired up to six times before being arrested.
No-one was injured in the dramatic incident.
The 42-year-old, who has a criminal record, managed to get into the building by a side entrance.
But a messenger raised the alarm when he spotted a "man with a pistol".
Minutes later, legal sources said they between five or six shots.
He had not managed to reach the courts, but fired the gun in a room next to the press office and a lawyers' college in the building.
The man has been taken to a nearby police station.
An investigation was underway as to how the man had got through a door which is normally guarded by police.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news