You don't see something like this everyday.
A man jumped on stage and pointed a pistol at the leader of Bulgaria's ethnic Turkish party before security guards wrestled him to the ground. This happened during a live televised conference.
Ahmed Dogan, the long-time leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms escaped unhurt. TV footage showed a man jumping out of the audience and interrupting a speech by Dogan.
Security guards were seen beating and kicking the man, who was also carrying two knives. Police said they had arrested a 25-year-old man.
Dogan handed in his resignation hours after the attack, saying: "This time my decision is categorical."