Man arrested after car crashes into Turkish embassy in Sofia

A 35-year-old man was arrested in Sofia on September 12 2013 after his car crashed into the Turkish embassy building in the Bulgarian capital city.

Local media said that the car had been travelling at about 60km/h to 70km/h when it made a sharp turn, veering into the building at a vehicle entrance point.

No one was injured in the incident.

The man was arrested and taken to a police station in Sofia. Police specialists examined the vehicle for explosives and found none.

Local media said that the man, who allegedly had a previous police record for assault, had crashed his Varna-registered car into the Turkish embassy because his brother had been killed in Turkey.

Police kept the area around the embassy cordoned off for some hours after the incident, which took place at about 1.30pm.


(Screenshot: Bulgarian National Television)



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