• Short Summary

    Police say a man planned to assassinate Chancellor Kurt-Georg Kiesinger last night (Tuesday) during the Chancellor's election tour of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

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    Police say a man planned to assassinate Chancellor Kurt-Georg Kiesinger last night (Tuesday) during the Chancellor's election tour of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. They say the man broke down when he got within a few feet of the Chancellor with a loaded revolver.

    Chancellor Kiesinger, a native of Baden-Wuerttemberg and its Prime Minister before he became Chancellor, was campaigning for the Christian Democrats who expect a comfortable win in next Sunday's State elections. The incident involving the man with the revolver occurred at Freiburg. The Chancellor noticed nothing and was not told of the incident until he was on board a plane on his way home.

    Freiburg police say 29-year-old Arthur Wilhelm Buhlinger, a bulldozer driver got close to the Chancellor and then suddenly told a member of Chancellor Kiesinger's party: "I can't do it." He pushed a briefcase containing a loaded revolver into the aide's hand. He was later arrested. It was the first known incident approaching an attempt on the Chancellor's life.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8WLXP6K6UZS6OHB238DW8AS4J
    Media URN:
    VLVA8WLXP6K6UZS6OHB238DW8AS4J
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/04/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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