Police shooting likely an accident

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14 June 2005, AMSTERDAM — Police say it appears that the shooting of an officer outside the Yugoslav tribunal in The Hague on Monday evening was a self-inflicted accident.

14 June 2005

AMSTERDAM — Police say it appears that the shooting of an officer outside the Yugoslav tribunal in The Hague on Monday evening was a self-inflicted accident.

The 21-year-old policewoman underwent surgery on Monday evening after being shot and seriously injured just before 6pm in Scheveningen near The Hague. Her condition is not life-threatening.

"It is very likely (the officer) was not shot by someone else," a police spokesperson said late on Monday. Investigators have not ruled out that the shooting was an accident. 

The shooting took place at about 5.50pm on Monday on the Vuurtorenweg in Scheveningen. The officer had been on guard duty in a security hut outside the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia.

She was able to raise the alarm herself and was airlifted to hospital by a trauma helicopter. 

Investigators sealed off the scene and were carrying forensic examinations late into the evening.

[Copyright Expatica News and ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news + Un Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

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