Daily: Police unit no longer guarding mayor

Prague Mayor Bohuslav Svoboda is no longer being guarded by a special police detail, the Czech daily Mladá fronta Dnes reported on Friday on its iDnes site, saying the mayor was no longer receiving death threats in the form of letters or text messages. The mayor was given the extra guard at the beginning of this year after he began receiving threats last December. Police are continuing to look for the perpetrator. The threats, vulgar in nature, reached their peak in February and March when an unknown party slashed the tires on the mayor’s car parked near his home and sent him a package of photographs of his family complete with TNT powder. No detonator was included and there was no danger of an explosion, the daily writes. According to Mf Dnes, the police unit was called off a fortnight ago and the mayor has declined to speculate on why the threats stopped.

Author: Jan Velinger