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Three Arrested After Crashing Car Into Serbian President's Motorcade


Serbia's President Aleksandar Vucic (file photo)

Serbian police have arrested three people after their car hit a vehicle carrying President Aleksandar Vucic, a minister says.

Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic told the state-run Tanjug news agency that a Bentley hit Vucic’s car in a Belgrade suburb in the morning of September 2.

Vucic was not injured in the crash.

Three people were held following the incident, Stefanovic added.

The minister said that there were no indications or evidence that Vucic was a target.

The Politika daily reported that the three people arrested were working as security guards in a Belgrade discotheque and had criminal records.

In October 2016, Vucic, who was then prime minister, was moved to a "safe location" after police uncovered a weapons cache near his family house outside Belgrade.

At the time, the authorities labelled it "preparation for assassination," but an investigation did not find evidence for that.

Based on reporting by AFP and AP
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