Police in Iceland killed a gunman in unusual shooting
Posted On 03 Dec 2013
Iceland Police faced the first shooting in its history which occurred yesterday. Several officers fired against an armed subject mortally wounding him, after the man wounded two officers.
The Police authorities explained that they received a call yesterday in which agents were asked to go to a department located in Arbaer, after a man fired a shotgun inside it.
Two policemen were injured and killed by the suspect when they tried to get in the apartment. A special armed unit came later and shot the guy, who died after being taken to hospital.
Iceland, a country with a total population of 320,000 people, has a very low crime rate and gun violence is extremely unusual. Regular police officers do not carry firearms.