Iranian police shoot knife-wielding man at presidential office entrance

February 5, 2018

TEHRAN – On Monday, security forces shot and arrested a man armed with knife who was trying to enter the presidential office through the main gate.

Mohsen Hamadani, the deputy governor of Tehran Province, said the man wanted to pass the gates but was shot in the foot and injured.

Security forces opened fire at the person after he neglected warnings to stop, the official said.

According to the deputy governor, the man is alive and an investigation is underway to find about the motivation behind his move.


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