In front of the “Unknown Soldier” memorial, located on Syntagma in front of the government building, “hostilities” unfolded.
The inadequate man arrived in a farm truck filled with gasoline cans, which also had a gas cylinder, and threatened to blow himself up. From a loudspeaker installed in the car, the man shouted: “I will burn you all.”
This immediately gave an alarm signal to the authorities, and police squads, as well as members of the counter-terrorism group, rushed to the scene.
Specialists from the ordnance disposal department, who arrived at the scene to check the car for explosives, confirmed the presence of a gas cylinder and cans of gasoline in the back of the truck.
As a result of operational actions, the terrorist was arrested by the authorities and taken to the police department. According to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, the 58-year-old man suffers from a mental illness.
According to ELAS, the farmer wrote on his vehicle, among other things, various words such as “chronicler”, “people’s court” and so on.