A man was arrested with a knife inside the Kerala House in New Delhi after he allegedly tried to enter Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan’s room in Kerala House while he was present.

The middle-aged man from Chettikulangara in Alappuzha district of Kerala entered Kerala House with a group of journalists who had gathered for a press meet called by Vijayan.

According to reports, the man, identified as Vimalraj, suddenly took out a knife while standing with other journalists near the CM’s room. He held a bunch of papers in his other hand. He reportedly threatened to commit suicide.

As security officials surrounded him, the man kept asking them to stay away. Security officers, however, managed to rein him in and hand him over to the police.

Reports say that Vimalraj appears to be of unsound mind.

The incident took place at around 10 am, when the chief minister was in the building. He was preparing to leave the Kerala House for the CPM politburo meeting.

Earlier today, a man was shot dead as he forcibly tried to enter former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah’s residence.