From Ed Peters:
No doubt you’ve heard about the crazy man who tried to jump on the popemobile today. Nobody hurt, Deo gratias, but it caused a Vatican spokesman to meet the press with little time to prepare his remarks: … Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, refused to release the man’s name but said he was in a Rome psychiatric facility by 2:30 p.m., about four hours after being tackled to the ground by Vatican police. "The young man’s intention was not to make an attempt on the life of the pope, but to carry out a demonstrative act to attract attention to himself," Father Lombardi said. Because the young man was "showing clear signs of mental imbalance, psychiatric doctors from the Vatican health service were called, and they arranged hospitalization for obligatory treatment in a protected, specialized health facility…The case is, therefore, considered closed," Father Lombardi said.
A short time later, Pope Benedict XVI clarified Fr. Lombardia’s remarks.
“Like heck the case is closed!” His Holiness stated, “Some lunatic tries to jump on my car in broad daylight, and my people say the case is closed?! I don’t think so. You can see the whole thing on the tape, for crying outloud.”
The pope went on to observe that it is not unusual for him to clarify the statements of his press representatives after they talk to the media in an informal manner. “There is nothing unusual about that,” said the pope, “I have to do it all the time. It comes with the territory.”