Sofia Echo, Bulgaria, June 09, 2008
Man shot at, arrested after attempted break-in into Kosovo PM house
A man allegedly tried to break into the house of Kosovo prime minister Hashim Thaci in Pristina late on the night of June 6 2008, but was shot in the arm by the guards and was arrested on June 7, local media said.
Thaci was not on the premises at the time, though his wife and son were. Neither of the two were injured.
The 19-year-old was spotted on the second-floor balcony of Thaci's home and was immediately shot at, after which he fled. He was arrested the next day after being reported to the police by his father. According to police sources, the man has a criminal record for theft.
Kosovo police spokesperson Veton Elshani confirmed the aim of the perpetrator was burglary.
“The suspect stated that he intended to enter the house for the purpose of burglary and that he didn’t know at that point that it was the house of the prime minister,” Elshani said, as quoted by website Balkan Insight.
The attempted break-in initially caused a lot of uproar in Kosovo as many thought it might have been an assassination attempt against Thaci.