Spain: Franco supporter detained over plot to assassinate Spanish PM

'sacrifice himself' for Spain and he was not too worried about the consequences, such as a detention or being imprisoned.» The Catalan regional police arrested a 63-year-old man who was allegedly plotting to assassinate Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, officials confirmed at a press conference in Barcelona on Thursday. According to police, the arrest took place on September 19, after... Еще authorities had received an alert by a member of a Whatsapp chat group where the suspect had allegedly made threats against Sanchez. «What emerged from the investigation made by the Mossos d'Esquadra is that this person had a clear intentionality, determination of carrying out actions against the Government's president. What this person was missing was the logistic support, which he was asking for through different ways, especially social media,» said Catalan police spokesperson Albert Oliva. The suspect was angered by the Sanchez's Socialist government plans to exhume the body of former Spanish dictator, General Francisco Franco, from the Valley of the Fallen monument northwest of Madrid. «When the exhumation of the dictator was made public, so after that moment he declared that he was willing to 'sacrifice himself' for Spain and he was not too worried about the consequences, such as a detention or being imprisoned,» Oliva said. During the operation, police officers reportedly found an arsenal of weapons in the suspect's home in Terrassa, near Barcelona. The arrested man worked as a private security guard and was an expert shooter, officials said. MANDATORY CREDIT: ACN

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