Police say a man planned to assassinate Chancellor Kurt-Georg Kiesinger last night (Tuesday) during the Chancellor's election tour of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
STREET SCENES IN KARLSRUHE AND TIENGEN, IN BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG, SHOWING ELECTION POSTERS, AND CHANCELLOR KIESINGER TRAVELLING IN AN OPEN CAR.
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Background: Police say a man planned to assassinate Chancellor Kurt-Georg Kiesinger last night (Tuesday) during the Chancellor's election tour of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. They say the man broke down when he got within a few feet of the Chancellor with a loaded revolver.
Chancellor Kiesinger, a native of Baden-Wuerttemberg and its Prime Minister before he became Chancellor, was campaigning for the Christian Democrats who expect a comfortable win in next Sunday's State elections. The incident involving the man with the revolver occurred at Freiburg. The Chancellor noticed nothing and was not told of the incident until he was on board a plane on his way home.
Freiburg police say 29-year-old Arthur Wilhelm Buhlinger, a bulldozer driver got close to the Chancellor and then suddenly told a member of Chancellor Kiesinger's party: "I can't do it." He pushed a briefcase containing a loaded revolver into the aide's hand. He was later arrested. It was the first known incident approaching an attempt on the Chancellor's life.