Iranian man shot for trying to break into president's office

MENA

Published: 2018-02-05 17:09

Last Updated: 2018-02-05 17:09


Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (DW)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (DW)
Roya News Source

A man was shot on Monday after trying to break into the presidential office in Tehran, Asharq Al-awsat reported.

The man who is currently under arrest was shot in the leg by security forces when trying to pass the security gate of the office located in Pasteur Street.

"An individual wearing a shroud tried to push through the doors of the president's office and was warned by security guards," Tehran's deputy governor for security Mohsen Nasj-Hamedani told the Fars and Tasnim news agencies.

Hamedani said police are still trying to identify the person and find out his motivation.

Witnesses told local media that the man was carrying a machete with him.

Wearing a shroud during protests, especially these related to Islam, is a symbol of determination to defend a cause to the death for some conservative activists in Iran.