Three police officers shot dead in central France; situation still 'developing', says official
The police officers, including a fourth who was wounded in the incident, were shot by a 48-year-old man as they attempted to rescue a woman
Lyon, France: Three police were shot dead in Puy-de-Dome in central France on Wednesday after being called out to a domestic disturbance, sources in the public prosecutor's office told AFP.
The police officers, including a fourth who was wounded in the incident, were shot by a 48-year-old man as they attempted to rescue a woman.
Police approached the house shortly after midnight and were targeted by gunfire.
The gunman initially shot and killed one officer and wounded another, before setting fire to the house.
Two further officers, responding to the scene, were then fired on and killed, according to the Clermont-Ferrand prosecutor's office.
Officials said the woman had been safely rescued, and that at least seven elite tactical police officers remained on site.
"The greatest precautions are being taken with regard to the dangerousness of the individual," a source close to the investigation told AFP.
The gunman is said to be known to authorities for charges relating to child custody issues.
Firefighters are also on site attempting to control the blaze.
The prefecture of Puy-de-Dome told AFP that the situation was still developing.
Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.
Nicole Behaire won best actress for Miss Juneteenth, while the best actor honour was given to Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal at the 30th Gotham Awards.
'Age a state of mind': Chris Froome targets fifth Tour de France in new season with Israel Start Up Nation
Froome has won four Tour de France races and switched from Ineos to ISN, backed by Israeli-Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams, in his bid to join an elite clique led by Eddy Merckx who have won five.
France coach Didier Deschamps will 'never forget' Karim Benzema's claims of racism after being dropped
Benzema, 33, made 81 international appearances but has not been selected for his country since 2015 when his alleged involvement in a blackmail attempt linked to a sex tape featuring his former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena came to light.