Authorities in Honduras say they have captured a Nicaraguan man who allegedly attempted to assassinate Honduran President Ricardo Maduro.

Police say they arrested the 40-year-old man, Jose Leonidad, who was armed with a grenade launcher and a rifle, on Friday. They suspect the man was hired by an organized crime group.

Honduran authorities increased Mr. Maduro's personal security in December because of threats by drug gangs.

On December 23, alleged gang members killed 28 people on a public bus.

Some information for this report provided by AP.