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05-18-13, 01:39 PM #1
Man who fired blanks at Cannes Film Festival wanted to change the worldA man arrested at Cannes Film Festival after firing a gun loaded with blanks during a live TV interview is due to appear in court Sunday, Cannes police said.Canal+ was interviewing Christoph Waltz, who won the Academy Award for best supporting actor in "Django Unchained," and actor Daniel Auteuil when a man fired two shots from a starter pistol on Friday, according to authorities and the French television station.The man allegedly had a dummy grenade in one hand, and footage and images of the incident showed Waltz and Auteuil being taken offstage and attendees scrambling for cover.The 43-year-old suspect, who fired twice into the air, told police he believed in God and wanted to change the world, a Cannes police spokesman said Saturday.He has been examined by a psychiatrist who concluded that he "is not mentally ill," the spokesman said.
Police: Man who fired blanks on Cannes set 'wanted to change world' - CNN.com
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