Man rams car into Turkish Embassy building in Sofia

Bulgarian media reports have stated that attacker is mentally imbalanced and has been suffering from psychological problems

Man rams car into Turkish Embassy building in Sofia

A Bulgarian driver intentionally crashed his car into the Turkish embassy building in Bulgaria's capital city on Thursday. Bulgarian driver, Marco Zekov, who is living in Bulgaria's Varna city, hit the building of the Turkish embassy in Sofia with his car in an attempt to get revenge for his brother who was allegedly killed in Turkey. Passing through the embassy barriers in his car, Zekov hit the main entrance of the building used by embassy officials, including the Turkish ambassador to Sofia.

Witnesses said that after crashing into the building, Zekov told a police official that his brother was killed in Turkey and that he carried out this attack to get revenge for his brother.

A police officer drew his gun and pointed it at Zekov after he crashed into the embassy building. The driver displayed no signs of resistance as the police officer took him into custody. Bomb technicians investigated the vehicle and found no explosive materials. It has been reported that no one was killed or injured in the attack. The driver is suspected of “willful damage” and “hooliganism” and the incident is being investigated by Sofia's chief prosecutor.

Zekov, who has a criminal record, could face up to five years in prison for the crime. Bulgarian media reports have stated that Zekov is mentally imbalanced and has been suffering from psychological problems.

In an previous unrelated incident, a Turkish diplomatic convoy of a few vehicles had been attacked on its way to a northern Iraqi city. Bombs on the roadside were reportedly set off as the cars passed by them in early September.

Cihan

Last Mod: 13 Eylül 2013, 21:59
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