Weapons-enthusiast detained for threats to kill Spain PM

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A man who owned an “arsenal of weapons” was arrested in September for threatening online to kill Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, officials said Thursday.

  • BARCELONA – AFP
  • Hurriyet

The Publico daily, which broke the story, said the man was 63 and among his weapons were sniper rifles and a submachine gun.

It said he had apparently made the threats against Sanchez because he was furious at the prime minister’s move to exhume late dictator Francisco Franco from his high-profile resting place near Madrid.

The man, who “wanted to kill the President of the Spanish Government”, was detained in the…

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