Man Shot Down after Trying to Enter Iran President’s Office with Machete

The Iranian president's office in central Tehran

Iranian security forces have shot at and wounded a man who was trying to illegally enter the Iranian president’s office while carrying a machete and wearing a shroud.

According to the deputy governor of Tehran province, the 35-year-old man ignored the warnings of security forces and tried to enter the presidential palace in Tehran.

The man, who attacked the security guards with his machete, was finally stopped by the guards who shot and injured him.

He has been transferred to the hospital, and his identity and motivation is being investigated, the deputy governor said.

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