Police officer shot dead

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30 September 2004 , AMSTERDAM — A police officer was shot and killed in the eastern Dutch city Enschede on Thursday. A second police officer was seriously wounded in the attack.

30 September 2004

AMSTERDAM — A police officer was shot and killed in the eastern Dutch city Enschede on Thursday. A second police officer was seriously wounded in the attack.

The shooting took place at about 3pm. A police spokesman said the two officers were taken to hospital in a critical condition. One of the victims died in hospital.

Both officers are suspected to have been shot by the same person, and police later apprehended a male suspect, RTL Nieuws reported. The circumstances of the shooting are not yet known.

The officer who died was reportedly shot in the chest at close range in the Noorderhagen shopping centre.

Other officers chased the suspect and caught up with him in the Blijdensteinlaan, where he shot the second police officer in the head. The second victim is expected to live.

Police overpowered the suspect further along the street, news agency ANP reported.

The suspect's identity is not yet known, nor are the circumstances of the shooting. But witnesses told local news service RTV Oost that the officers were shot with a service weapon.

[Copyright Expatica News 2004]

Subject: Dutch news

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