Three hooded figures dressed in black broke into the Madrid office of WikiLeaks lawyer Baltasar Garzon at dawn on Monday morning, in what police are describing as a "very professional" operation they are treating as an attempted robbery, according to Spain's largest newspaper, El País. Garzon heads Assange's legal defense, in particular working to avoid extradition to Sweden and preparing to face charges thought to be pending by U.S. authorities.
The intruders covered security cameras with tape, and there were no signs that anything was taken - however police are analyzing Garzon's computer equipment to determine whether or not any files were taken or copied. "They have not taken what they have been looking for," Garzon told El Periodico, and told Ser magazine that his clients' security "has not been affected," and that the people "acted very quickly."
WikiLeaks tweeted the article from El País, which was followed 90 minutes later by a tweet from Assange regarding the break-in.