He was shot dead as he entered the office of a local politician in the US state of Kentucky. However, he survived. No one was injured in the shooting. The incident took place at around 10 am local time on Monday.
Police have arrested a man who tried to shoot and kill Democratic mayoral candidate Craig Greenberg in Louisville, Kentucky, the BBC has learned.
Craig Greenberg said in a tweet after the incident that his team members were safe and that he would provide up-to-date information in due course.
Louisville police have not yet identified the motive for the killing. According to police, a man entered Craig Greenberg’s office on Monday morning and shot him. However, his clothes were shot. No one was injured in the shooting.
Louisville police arrived shortly after the shooting. Many others, including Greenburg, were seen safely from the building in accordance with the police.
“We feel very lucky today,” Louisville Police Chief Erica Shields told a news conference Monday afternoon.
A mayoral candidate was asked by the BBC to comment on the shooting, but neither police nor Greenberg’s office responded.
David James, president of Louisville’s local city council, told local media that Craig Greenberg had been shot dead.
The man introduced himself as a physician. Among his 14 wives are lawyers, doctors and highly educated women. Among them are women serving in the paramilitary forces.
There are allegations that the man used to run away after taking money from his wives after marriage. However, the arrested person has denied these allegations. The man’s house is in a village under Patkura police station in Kendrapara area of Odisha state.
Bhubaneswar Deputy Commissioner of Police Umashankar Das said the accused got married for the first time in 1982. She got married for the second time in 2002. He has five children in his first and second wife’s house. From 2002 to 2020, he befriended women through various marriage-related websites. He then married those women without the permission of other wives.
The man was living in the capital of Odisha with his latest wife. The wife is a school teacher in Delhi. The wife somehow found out about the man’s previous marriage. He then complained to the police.
The deputy deputy commissioner said the man was arrested from the rented house where he lived with his latest wife. He married middle-aged, divorced women. He used to choose women who visited the marital website. He used to embezzle money from his ex-wife before marrying another.
The man has married women from seven states, in