SkyNews: The 25-year-old who pulled the gun on the head of Bulgaria’s Turkish minority party leader while he was speaking at a party conference was only trying to frighten his target. Police have revealed that Oktay Enimehmedov, an ethnic Turk originally from the eastern city of Burgas, thought he would die in the attack and left a letter at his Sofia flat. Police psychology institute chief Nedelcho Stoychev said the attacker did not intend to kill Dogan but only to frighten him and “get his five minutes of fame.” Ahmed Dogan, swiped away his attacker’s arm before any shot was fired and the weapon appeared to jam. Dramatic video of the attack against the 58-year-old leader of the liberal Movement for Rights and Freedoms party quickly circulated online. Several men wrestled Enimehmedov to the ground and he is seen in the footage being punched and kicked. Police experts examined the small handgun and said it would not have threatened Dogan’s life, even if fired from close quarters. Gas pistols are mainly used for self-defence and can fire tear gas cartridges. Prosecutors in Sofia have charged Enimehmedov with hooliganism and making death threats. Deputy chief prosecutor Borislav Sarafov said he faces up to five years in prison on the hooliganism charge and up to six years in prison on the death threat charge.
When I saw this last night I was thinking this is a scene straight out of a movie. Manchurian Candidate who fucks up the assassination and then the Bulgarian government has to cover it up and there’s a massive publicity that hinders the cover up. But no. Ho hum, just another asshole trying to get his 5 minutes in the limelight. Officials said the gun wouldn’t have even killed the guy. What’s that shit all about? Pretty sure a BB gun could still do damage if pressed up against someone’s temple. The best part was clearly the guy getting kicked around the stage like an empty can on the street. Then there was a lot of dirka dirka yelling and it was all over. Thanks Bulgaria, I have no idea where you are on a map.