Published On: Tue, Jun 23rd, 2020

Man RAMS car into Chinese Embassy in Argentina, triggers bomb scare while seeking asylum to tell ‘truth about CIA behind Covid-19’

A man has deliberately crashed his car into the Chinese Embassy in Buenos Aires, reportedly claiming to have a bomb on board in a bizarre bid to obtain political asylum.

The man, identified by police as Gaston Sanda, 24, drove his vehicle into the front gate of the embassy late on Monday night, damaging both the car and the entrance to the facility, according to local media. The aftermath of the crash, which left nobody injured, appeared in photos circulated online.

Sanda, who is believed to be mentally ill, allegedly told witnesses at the scene he had an explosive in the car after the attempted ramming, but a police bomb squad discovered no such devices inside.

Police officers stand guard outside the Chinese embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina June 22, 2020 ©  Reuters / Agustin Marcarian

In a video posted to social media earlier on Monday, Sanda said he knew “the truth” about the coronavirus, alleging the CIA had a hand in the pandemic and that he needed “help from the Chinese Embassy,” apparently looking for political asylum. Little else is yet known about his motivations.

The Chinese ambassador to Argentina was not at the embassy at the time of the crash.

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