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Klaus greets people during the opening ceremony of a new bridge in the village of Chrastava/AFP

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Czech president shot at with replica gun, unhurt

Klaus greets people during the opening ceremony of a new bridge in the village of Chrastava/AFP

PRAGUE, Sep 28 – Czech President Vaclav Klaus was left shaken on Friday after a man clad in camouflage gear shot at him with a so-called airsoft replica gun, local media reported.

Klaus was opening a bridge in Chrastava in the northern Czech Republic when the man approached him and took several shots at the president, the media reported.

Klaus, 71, a fervent eurosceptic, was not injured but harshly rebuked his bodyguards after the incident.

“You really messed up,” he said, according to Nova TV.

Police detained the man, who was also carrying pepper spray.

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