Conflicting reports have emerged about the explosion during Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s speech at a military celebration in Caracas, Venezuela, on Saturday.
The Venezuelan government claimed that drones armed with explosives were detonated in an attempt to assassinate the president.
“This was an attempt to kill me,” Maduro said on television after the explosion.
“Today they attempted to assassinate me,” he added, “I stand, alive and victorious, ready to follow the battles and fights that touch me forever.”
But reports from the Caracas Fire Department say that the explosion came from a gas leak in a nearby apartment, and photos showing a building burning from the inside suggest a gas explosion rather than an airborne drone explosion.
UPDATE: Three different officials from the fire department in Caracas told AP that the cause of the explosion was a gas cylinder that exploded, disputing the government official statement that it was an attempted assassination attempt on President Maduro. pic.twitter.com/Yn44ISw8EN
— News_Executive (@News_Executive) August 5, 2018
Assassination attempt or not, Glenn couldn’t get past the way Maduro’s celebrating military panicked and ran for their lives moments after hearing the explosion, which you can see in the video below.
Watch Glenn Beck’s reaction in the video clip at the top of the page.
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