Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Tony Blair’s bodyguard has caused panic at an Israeli airport by accidentally firing his handgun. The International Middle East peace envoy’s guard mistakenly opened fire outside the terminal building at Ben-Gurion International Airport.
No one was injured in the accident, which happened at around 3pm local time.
The former British prime minister and his security team were preparing to leave Israel at the time.
The airport’s security guards and police rushed to the scene.
Attending officers accepted the incident was due to an error by the bodyguard.
The incident is the second weapon gaffe to befall one of Mr Blair’s security team.
In September another of his guards was removed from “operational duties” after she left a loaded gun behind in a London coffee shop.
This article was posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 10:33 am