Man accused of plot to assassinate Spanish king at Guggenheim’s opening ceremony
A suspected terrorist wanted for plotting the assassination of the king of Spain when he opened Frank Gehry’s Bilbao Guggenheim in 1997 has been arrested in the UK.
Eneko Gogeaskoetxea, 44, was living in Cambridge under a false name, Cyril Macq, an extradition hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard.
He is accused of hiding ammunition for grenade launchers in window boxes at the Guggenheim two days before the opening ceremony, and of murdering a policeman who stopped him.
Gogeaskoetxea, an alleged member of Basque separatist group Eta, said he will fight extradition. He was remanded in custody.