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Man Points A Gun At Bulgarian Politician On Live TV

What looks to be an assassination attempt is barely avoided, while the TV cameras roll.

Posted on January 19, 2013, at 11:40 a.m. ET

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According to Reuters, an unidentified man jumped on the stage and pointed a gun at Ahmed Dogan, the leader of Bulgaria's Movement for Rights and Freedoms (MRF) party, during the televised party congress in Sofia, Bulgaria. It is not clear why the man targeted Dogan, who is 58-years-old and has led the party for close to 25 years. Police said that the attacker was 25-years-old and was also carrying two knives.

Here's a video of the frightening attack:

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More photos of the attack and the attacker being led away:

The man approaches Dogan.
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The man approaches Dogan.

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The attacker is escorted out by security personnel.
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The attacker is escorted out by security personnel.

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Stringer / Reuters
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