Man arrested after driving car into Brazil's presidential residence gate



A driver was arrested after he rammed his car through the gates of the Brazil's presidential residence Alvorada Palace on Wednesday local time.

Guards fired warning shots and then opened fire at the vehicle when it refused to stop. The driver, who appeared to be a minor, was later detained, said reports. The driver was not wounded and the car stopped inside the compound of the Alvorada residence.

Reuters reported that President Michel Temer was not inside the residence at the time. The president lives at another nearby official residence.

Photos of G1 news show the gate of Brazil's presidential residence was knocked to the ground and bullet cartridges were found outside the residence.

President Temer was charged on Monday for taking bribes by prosecutor-general Rodrigo Janot and the Supreme Court sent the charges to the lower house on Wednesday.