Man suspected of threatening to kill Portugal’s president, detained –


A person suspected of threatening to kill Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was detained by the Judicial Police in Lisbon on Tuesday, a supply confirmed to Lusa.

In October, Rebelo de Sousa acquired demise threats in a letter despatched to the presidential residence that allegedly demanded cost of €1 million to keep away from him being killed, CNN Portugal reported. The letter included a financial institution quantity for the switch, in addition to a bullet.

The envelope with the letter and the bullet have been then despatched to the counter-terrorism unit of the Judicial Police and was subjected to examination on the police forensics laboratory.

In keeping with the TV station, the police operation concerned robust safety measures, because the detained suspect has a prison file related to violent crime. The person will now seem earlier than a decide for his sentence.

In November, Rebelo de Sousa downplayed the state of affairs, mentioning that he acquired extra “threats” when he had a tv present on RTP and TVI than since he has been president. “Who walks on this life, and I’ve been strolling for 30 years, has this, at any price, by the handfuls. It occurs. I don’t give it a lot significance”, he advised CMTV.

“This occurs sporadically, and no seriousness of the state of affairs has ever been confirmed. Usually there’s a case of disturbance or it’s not even doable to research what it’s about as a result of they’re nameless letters,” he stated.

“As I used to be away [in this case], the presidential providers determined to speak this to the Judicial Police”, he stated.

(João Godinho |

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