Two police officers attacked near Moscow

10:47, April 04, 2010      

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Two patrol policemen responding to a rape call in Moscow region were shot on Saturday, news agencies reported.

A senior lieutenant aged 25 died instantly while his colleague aged 40 suffered from severe wounds, when they were shot at the stairwell of an apartment building at around 07:00 p.m. Moscow time (1500 GMT) in the town of Dmitrov some 65 km north of Moscow.

"There is information that the police received a phone call from a rape victim. When the police entered the building, an unknown man fired shots at them, presumably using a hunting rifle, and left," said Yulia Zhukova, an official from the Investigative Committee of the Prosecutor General's Office.

One heavily drunk suspect has already been detained with no weapons found on him, said a police spokesman, adding that the other suspect who has also been identified was being sought currently.

Source:Xinhua

(Editor:黄蓓蓓)

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