Thailand King Vajiralongkorn unhurt in air pistol shooting

The authorities in Germany say the King of Thailand was unhurt when two teenage boys shot at him in the dark with an air pistol.

King Maha Vajiralongkorn – who spends much of his time in Germany – was cycling late at night with his entourage near Munich airport.

The boys – aged 13 and 14 – shot at him from the window of a house in the town of Erding on 10 June, prosecutors say.

It’s not clear if they hit the king but no-one was injured.

King Vajiralongkorn, 64, took the throne last year following the death of his father.

“As of now it is not certain that the king himself was hit,” a spokesman for the local prosecutor’s office, Thomas Rauscher, told BBC Thai.

“All that is known is that the king was part of a group of cyclists and that shots were fired at this group.”

He said shots were also fired later when the group drove past in the king’s car.

“The total number of shots is as yet unknown. We know however that more than one shot was fired.”



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