French President Nicolas Sarkozy was grabbed by his shoulder and pulled up against a barricade by an unknown assailant Thursday, television footage shows, as he visited the town of Brax in southwest France.
Four bodyguards were then seen wrestling a person to the ground. Details about the assailant have not yet been released, but Le Monde newspaper reported he was taken into custody.
Sarkozy appeared to have been seized by the shoulder of his jacket as he shook hands with members of the public behind a metal barrier in the town, near Agen.
He was due to attend a meeting of local mayors during his visit to the Lot-et-Garonne region, according to local media reports. Earlier, he was to tour a local factory. Source...