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US Capitol: Police officer dies after car rams security barrier

US Capitol: Police officer dies after car rams security barrier

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An attack at the US Capitol complex in Washington DC has left one police officer dead and another in hospital with injuries.A car crashed into a security barrier before the driver lunged towards the officers with a knife, police said. The officers opened fire and the suspect was shot dead.Authorities said the attack, which came three months after January's deadly Capitol riots, did not appear to be terrorism-related."Whether the attack was at law enforcement, or whoever, we have a responsibility to get to the bottom of it and we'll do that," Robert Contee, the acting chief of Washington DC's Metropolitan Police Department, said at a news conference.Acting Capitol Police Chief Yogananda Pittman said it was "with a very, very heavy heart that I announce one of our officers has succumbed to h...
Suspect on run after NZ police officer shot and killed during routine traffic stop

Suspect on run after NZ police officer shot and killed during routine traffic stop

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A police officer has been shot and killed and another is seriously injured after making a routine traffic stop in New Zealand.Police said the two officers pulled over a car carrying two people on Friday morning in Auckland when one of them started firing at them with a long-barrelled gun. The vehicle then sped off, hitting and injuring a bystander as it fled the scene.Police are searching for the gunman, who is on the run. Image: Police are searching for the gunman, who fled the scene Police Commissioner Andrew Coster said there was nothing to indicate anything was out of the ordinary when the car was first pulled over. ...
Shot HK teen in critical condition charged with attacking police officer

Shot HK teen in critical condition charged with attacking police officer

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A teenage protester who was shot by police during an anti-China rally in Hong Kong has been charged with rioting and assaulting an officer.Tsang Chi-kin, who took a bullet in the left shoulder during a fight with riot officers in the Tsuen Wan district of the city on Tuesday, is still in a critical condition in hospital. The 18-year-old, known as "Tony", was shot at close range - with police saying the officer had fired because he feared for his life. ...

Officer in Mexico’s National Guard killed in shootout

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Mexico's new National Guard force suffered its first casualty in the line of duty, when an officer was killed in a shootout with a gang. The National Guard was launched by President Andres Manuel López Obrador in late June and is an amalgam of military police and federal police. It is supposed to be Mexico's front-line force for fighting gangs. The federal Security Department said three suspects were killed in the confrontation Saturday in Yuriria township in the north-central state of Guanajuato. However, the Yuriria municipal government said five suspects were killed in the shootout, three wounded and seven detained. The town said the National Guard patrol was attacked when "they detected a safe house operated by a criminal gang. One member of the National Guard was killed." Guanajuato ...