Saturday, May 18, 2013

Cannes Film Festival: Arrest After Gun Scare

A man has been arrested after firing a starting pistol at the Cannes Film Festival, sending actors Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil running for cover.

Police arrested a suspect at the scene and found he was also carrying a dummy grenade and a knife.

The alert occurred during a live TV broadcast on the resort's waterfront. French station Canal+ was interviewing the two actors when a man fired twice into the air.

"The bodyguards jumped over the barriers into the crowd and pulled him to the ground," said witness Arthur Laiguesse.