Man Sent for Psychological Testing After Attempt to Drive Across Red Square

A Russian man has been sent for a psychiatric evaluation after he told police officers he was heading "home to the Kremlin" while trying to drive his car onto Moscow's Red Square, the Interfax news agency reported Wednesday.

The man, who hails from the Moscow region town of Protvino, attempted to drive his Ford Focus onto the city's iconic square at about 2 a.m. Wednesday morning, Interfax cited a law enforcement source as saying.

While trying to gain access to the square, the man crashed his vehicle into a ramp leading up to the State Historical Museum, which is located nearby, the report added.

When questioned by police, he said he was trying to "get back home to the Kremlin."

Police officers conducted an inspection and discovered that the man had been registered as a patient at a psychiatric facility in Protvino.

He was detained and sent to a psychiatric hospital for examination, the law enforcement source said in the report.

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