Guard storms supreme court and fires six shots

17th March 2006, Comments 0 comments

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

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