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Hungarian authorities have taken into custody a Turkish national, a minor, who pointed a loaded handgun at police officers while attempting to illegally cross the border with Serbia at Mórahalom as a member of a group, the Central Investigation Prosecutor’s Office (KNYF) said on Tuesday. In the incident that took place near Mórahalom at around 9am on Monday, a group of three sought to climb over the metal barrier protecting the border by using a ladder, KNYF said in a statement. As two Hungarian border patrol guards and another police officer arrived at the spot to stop the illegal entrants, one of them pulled a handgun from his clothing, loaded it and pointed it at the guards standing only 1-2 metres away. The other man holding the ladder on the Serbian side for the third man standing on top also pointed a handgun at the guards. As the guards’ action was foiled due to the threat, the three men climbed back to Serbian territory, said KNYF. No shots were fired and nobody was injured, it said. Meanwhile, in an operation to stop another group consisting of 23 illegal entrants some eleven hours later, one of the border guards recognised the man who had held a gun at him during the earlier attempt. The man was taken into custody on charges of armed violence committed against an authority. At a hearing in the Szeged regional prosecution, he denied the charges, KNYF said.