PROSECUTORS in Germany on Wednesday said two teenagers shot the Thailand king with toy guns as the monarch was riding a bicycle earlier this month.
Fortunately, the king was not hurt in the incident.
According to the South China Morning Post (via the Associated Press), Thomas Rauscher, a spokesman for prosecutors in Landshut, Germany, said King Maha Vajiralongkorn was riding a bicycle in Erding, near Munich, on the evening of June 10.
The Thai monarch spent many years residing in Germany.
The two teenagers – aged 14 and 13 – had reportedly taken aim at the monarch from a garden and also shot at his car with airsoft guns as it moved past them.
The king was cycling in the dark with a group of other cyclists when the teenagers shot at them. Local media said the monarch was hit on the back.
A spokesman for the police bureau Oberbayern Nord was quoted as saying the king’s bodyguards had called local police.
“We found the bullets and can confirm they were from a toy air gun,” he told Germany’s Bild Zeitung.
The 14-year old is facing charges of attempted dangerous bodily harm while the 13-year-old is too young to be charged.
The king has also reportedly declined to press charges.