Migrants tried to break through border fence

Around 60 migrants early on Tuesday made an attempt to break through the border fence at Röszke, on the Serbia-Hungary border. The police said an armed guard on duty fired three warning shots before patrols arrived at the scene.

Police stopped all vehicles at checkpoints when it became apparent that migrants had spread out in all directions, M1’s correspondent said. The working group on migration affairs held a session in the attendance of Prime Minister Viktor Orbán. The interior minister told a subsequent press conference that the border defence system had functioned properly during the incident. Sándor Pintér said the Hungarian authorities had learned last week that groups of migrants would try to enter Hungary illegally at several points along the border. He added that the police force had been fully prepared for the attempts and had succeeded in thwarting them.

Károly Papp, the interior ministry’s director general for public security, said that groups of migrants had made illegal entry attempts at the Röszke 2 crossing in two waves, at 5.20am and next at 5.30am. Police arrested four migrants, he said, adding that legal proceedings have been launched against them.
György Bakondi, the prime minister’s chief domestic security adviser, said 3,400 illegal entry attempts have been made so far this month.



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