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Car rushes Vatican gate, guards shoot at speeding car’s tires

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It wasn’t clear if Pope Francis was anywhere near the incident, which occurred after 8 p.m. local time at one of the main entrances to the Vatican City State.

ROME, Italy — A car driven by someone with apparent psychiatric problems rushed through a Vatican gate Thursday evening and sped past Swiss Guards into a palace courtyard before the driver was apprehended by police, the Holy See said.

Vatican gendarmes fired a shot at the speeding car’s front tires after it rushed the gate, but the vehicle managed to continue on its way, the Vatican press office said in a statement late Thursday.

Once the car reached the San Damaso Courtyard of the Apostolic Palace,…

2023-05-18 19:46:17

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