Shoe thrown at Israel’s ambassador in Stockholm

Israel’s ambassador to Sweden, Benny Dagan, was the victim of a shoe-throwing incident at a lecture at Stockholm University on Wednesday afternoon.

The incident took place as Dagan was delivering a speech about Israel’s upcoming elections.

At the time, there were about 50 spectators in the lecture hall, which was also being guarded by police.

“Two of the spectators suddenly began throwing objects at the ambassador. It was a shoe and one or several books. One of the objects did hit the ambassador,” said police spokesperson Bengt Hellström to the TT news agency.

The two people, a 35-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, were arrested immediately following the incident, according to police.

They are suspected of assault and creating a public disturbance.