A man with a gun described as a "starting pistol" was arrested at the Cannes film festival today after firing the weapon during a live TV broadcast of a Canal+ show. Actors Christoph Waltz and Daniel Auteuil, who were being interviewed at the time, scampered off for cover. The armed man was also carrying a fake grenade and a knife, according to police. "It really appears to be a crazy guy," one police source told Reuters.

7 Responses to “Crazy guy with a gun shoots at Cannes film festival”

  1. Engineer_ says:

    I need to start watching the news… I’m French and that’s the first time I’ve heard about this. 

  2. anon0mouse says:

    Crazy guy, eh?  Well done Clouseau! 

  3. unclezip says:

    It’s not a weapon, dumbasses.

  4. lilinski says:

    Argh, my TV signal’s been down for a couple of days. I’m normally around to watch that show on and off. Totally missed it live !

  5. what a crazy guy, what he think himself  ”CRAZYMAN”

  6. James Penrose says:

    A starter pistol does not count as “armed” unless you plan to hit people over the head with it.

    Typical model (about halfway down he page): http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=64534

    Note there is no possible way to actually *shoot* someone with one.

  7. Jon Jones says:

    Everybody run! The homecoming Cannes’ got a gun!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-aMqsIpIeI

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