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Watch: Two arrested after police chase on Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade route

Watch: Two arrested after police chase on Kansas City Chiefs’ Super Bowl parade route

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Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Two suspects were taken into custody after a car chase along the parade route for the Super Bowl LIV champion Kansas City Chiefs, police said. According to a release issued Wednesday by Kansas City police, the incident began at 8:12 a.m. CST when the vehicle broke through a parade barrier. Police deployed stop sticks, which the car struck, but the vehicle kept going down the parade route lined with fans. Videos from the parade showed police making contact with the car before executing a PIT maneuver, a tactic that forces a fleeing vehicle to turn sideways and lose control. Once the car was stopped, police officers immediately surrounded the vehicle. Police said the driver was being investigated for impairment and a search of the car found no weapons. The release said no m...
Iran plane downing: Police deny shooting anti-government protesters

Iran plane downing: Police deny shooting anti-government protesters

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Police in the Iranian capital, Tehran, have denied using live ammunition against protesters outraged by the shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner.Officers had been given orders to "show restraint", the chief of police said.Videos posted online on Sunday recorded what appeared to be gunfire and showed an injured woman being carried away.Protests erupted on Saturday, after Iran admitted firing missiles by mistake at the Ukraine International Airlines jet that crashed near Tehran.All 176 people on board flight PS752, mostly Iranians and Canadians, were killed. Media playback is unsupported on your device For the first three days after the crash, Iran denied...
New Zealand volcano: Police to attempt recovery of bodies Friday despite increasing probability of eruption

New Zealand volcano: Police to attempt recovery of bodies Friday despite increasing probability of eruption

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Dec. 12 (UPI) -- New Zealand Police said they are finalizing a plan to recover the bodies of eight people on Friday morning from White Island despite worsening conditions on the volcanic island and an increasing probability of a second eruption. Deputy police commissioner John Tims said in a statement read by Civil Defence Emergency Management Director Sarah Stuart Black during a press conference that he was briefing families on the plan Thursday afternoon. GNS volcanologists Graham Leonard said the status of the island known locally as Whakaari was uncertain, volatile and worsening with the probability of a second eruption within the next 24 hours increasing from 40-60 percent for Wednesday to 50-60 percent on Thursday as there is an ongoing and increasing tremor. "Today is less safe th...
French riot police use teargas on protesters as strike, demonstrations continue

French riot police use teargas on protesters as strike, demonstrations continue

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Dec. 7 (UPI) -- French riot police used tear gas on protesters Saturday to break up demonstrations that have brought Paris to halt as the country's general strike continued into a third day. Saturday's demonstrations brought out thousands of people amid both a strike aimed at halting President Emmanuel Macron's plan to overhaul the country's retirement system and months of anti-government demonstrations by "yellow vest" protesters. Some workers, including teachers, returned to work Friday, but others -- notably transportation workers -- have continued the strike, leading to closed Metro stations, and canceled high-speed rail trips and flights. Macron wants to streamline the country's 42 special pension plans in what he has characterized as an effort to make the program fairer and more su...
Rape and murder suspects shot dead ‘after trying to steal police guns’

Rape and murder suspects shot dead ‘after trying to steal police guns’

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Four men suspected of raping and killing a female vet have been shot dead by police after they allegedly tried to snatch officers' guns.They were in custody and had been taken to the scene of the murder early on Friday for a crime reconstruction. Police said the suspects died in "cross-fire" after they attempted to snatch the weapons.Senior officer Prakash Reddy told reporters: "While the reconstruction and investigations were on, one of the accused signalled to the others and tried to escape."They then tried to snatch weapons from the guard and fired on the police. They were killed in the cross-fire." Advertisement Two policemen were injured in the shooting. The 27-year-old rape victim's burned body was di...