A 25-year-old man is arrested after appearing to make an assassination attempt at a political conference in Bulgaria.
Ahmed Dogan, the long-time leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) escaped unscathed, and it was not immediately clear why the attacker had targeted him at the party congress in Sofia.
Television footage showed the man jumping out of the audience and interrupting a speech by 58-year-old Dogan, who has led the party for almost a quarter of a century.
Security guards were seen beating and kicking the attacker. “Ahmed Dogan is in good health. Everything is under control,” MRF official Ceyhan Ibryamov told journalists.
An unidentified man is escorted by security personnel after attacking Ahmed Dogan, leader of Bulgaria’s Movement for Rights and Freedom (MRF) party, in Sofia The attacker was later escorted from the conference by security guards