Man grabs Sarkozy during visit

30th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

A man grabbed French President Nicolas Sarkozy and was promptly wrestled to the ground by bodyguards on Thursday, television pictures showed.

The unidentified man seized Sarkozy by the jacket as he was greeting people gathered behind a barrier in the town of Brax, southwestern France, and pulled him forward, throwing the president off balance.

Sarkozy continued on his way as the man was restrained by security staff.

Police said later that a man was in custody in nearby Agen.

Sarkozy was in Brax for a meeting of local mayors.

© 2011 AFP

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