The man who pointed a gun at a Bulgarian politician reportedly says he meant to teach the politician "a lesson" but not kill him.
Oktay Enimehmedov is facing six years in prison after aiming a gas-powered pistol at the head of Ahmed Dogan, the head of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, as he was delivering a speech in Sofia on January 19.
Police said Enimehmedov tried to fire two shots but that his gun apparently misfired.
The Bulgarian Interior Ministry said the attacker had left a letter saying he expected to be killed in the attack and that he wanted to teach Dogan he was not "untouchable."
The 58-year-old Dogan, who was not harmed in the incident, is a leading member of Bulgaria's Turkish minority.
Enimehmedov is also an ethnic Turk.
Based on reporting by dpa, AP, and Reuters