A Danish biker narrowly escaped a dramatic assassination attempt when an anti-tank grenade was fired at his home. Police say no one was injured when the bomb missed its target in Norresundby near Aalborg on Monday, November 1.
The missile was thought to have been fired from the cemetery opposite the house of the known motorcycle gang member. According to the police, it is not the first time that such an attempt has been made on the 44-year-old’s life.
“We received several reports of an explosion in the area. It turned out an anti-tank grenade had been launched,” said North Jutland police duty officer Bent Hojgaard in a report by Politiken. “It was probably launched from a cemetery, across the road from someone we know,” he added.
Once they arrived at the scene, the police found that even if the grenade had hit its target, the attempt would have proved fruitless.
“He wasn’t home and there was no-one else in the house. The house was not hit but instead the cemetery wall was. It appears that the grenade dipped just after it was fired,” Hojgaard said, adding that the launcher and grenade were most probably stolen from a military depot.