Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Man who tried to assassinate Bush no longer escapes capture

Reuters are reporting that Georgian police have failed to capture the man they believe is guilty of throwing a grenade during a speech the President made whilst visiting the country in May.

Local reporters talk of a gun fight between the police and the suspect in which 'One policeman was killed and the suspect was wounded'

'U.S. officials said at the time that the grenade only failed to explode because of a malfunction and landed within 30 meters (100 feet) of the President as he spoke to tens of thousands of people in Tbilisi's Freedom Square'

Update CBS is reporting that the man has now been captured

'The incident occurred Wednesday evening in a village outside the capital Tbilisi.The suspect fled into the woods, but was later captured, ministry spokesman Guram Donadze told The Associated Press'

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