Slovak police charge Czech shot while allegedly burgling actor-politician’s villa

13-01-2017 updated

Slovak police have charged a Czech with burglary from the Bratislava villa of the well known actor and former politician Milan Kňažko. The actor shot the intruder during the incident. Local media said the Czech was aged 24 and came from Strakonice. Kňažko also served as Slovak foreign minister in the early 1990s and culture minister from 1998 to 2002. His villa was sited in a select district of the capital near the Slavín monument. Media reports said Kňažko fired three times with his legally held weapon and shot the suspect burglar in the legs.