Czech President attacked with plastic gun



Czech President attacked with plastic gun Prague: Officials say a man has attacked Czech President Vaclav Klaus with a plastic gun.

Presidential spokesman Radim Ochvat says Klaus was not injured in today's incident in the northern town of Chrastava where he was opening a new bridge.

Police spokeswoman Stepanka Zatloukalova says the man opened fire at Klaus from close range with a plastic pistol that uses small plastic balls as bullets. A 26-year-old man has been arrested.

Zatloukalova had no more details immediately. It is not clear why the President's bodyguards did not intervene in time.

PTI