“Car Crashes into Vatican Gates: Man Arrested in Dramatic Incident”

2023-05-18 21:08:53

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Car crashes through gate in Vatican City – man arrested

Panic in the Vatican. A car crashes through a gate of the small state at high speed. But the all clear comes quickly.


The driver of the vehicle was arrested.


  • A car crashed through a gate in the Vatican on Thursday evening.

  • First, the car approached and was turned away by the Swiss Guard.

  • The driver was arrested.

A car crashed through a gate into Vatican City on Thursday evening. The car reached the eastern Sant’Anna entrance gate of the Vatican and broke through the two control gates of the Pontifical Swiss Guard and the Vatican State Gendarmerie Corps at high speed, the Holy See said. First, the car approached and was turned away by the Swiss Guard. After a maneuver, it returned and raced into the Vatican.

In an attempt to stop the car, one of the Vatican’s forces fired his handgun at the vehicle’s front tires. Although he hit the vehicle on the left front fender, the car continued to drive. The car, meanwhile, reached the interior behind the gate and the Cortile di San Damaso, the central courtyard of the Apostolic Palace. The driver got out there without being asked and was arrested there by the emergency services, it was said.

The approximately 40-year-old man was immediately examined by a doctor – the doctors at the Health Department of the Vatican State found him to have “psychophysical changes”. According to the Holy See, the man is now in custody in the Vatican gendarmerie barracks.

It was initially unclear whether Pope Francis was in the vicinity during the incident. Francis lives on the other side of Vatican City in the Casa Santa Marta, which is also the Vatican’s guest house. Typically, at the time of the incident, he would be eating dinner and retiring to his chambers around 8:00 p.m. The Apostolic Palace is guarded around the clock by the Swiss Guard and by police officers at various checkpoints.

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