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Man detained for throwing gas canister inside Parliament yard

Man detained for throwing gas canister inside Parliament yard

Guards at the Greek Parliament in Athens detained a 65-year-old man who threw a gas canister inside the building's yard on Monday afternoon.

The suspect, who was walking on the adjacent sidewalk of Vasilisis Sofias avenue in central Athens, threw a gas canister inside the yard, which did not explode.

The man was quickly apprehended by security guards who were riding on a motorcycle at the corner of nearby Panepistimiou and Voukourestiou Streets and transferred to Athens' police headquarters (GADA).

Officers found the suspect had a plastic gasoline container and other items in his possession.