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Drug dealers injure three police officers

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Drug dealers injure three police officers
Photo: DPA
09:08 CET+01:00
Three police officers were injured – one seriously – while arresting drug dealers in Collenberg in Bavaria on Monday night.

Attempting to interrupt a deal in an apartment, the officers wanted to apprehend three suspects. But one of them attacked the police without warning with a large pipe wrench. He struck the most seriously hurt officer with a heavy blow to the head. That same officer was also stabbed in the chest.

A wild brawl ensued and the three suspects fled the scene in a car. A police officer fired shots at the vehicle, but was unable to stop it. However, the men crashed into an undercover police car a few hundred metres down the road, injuring one suspect who was then arrested.

The two remaining suspects continued their escape on foot until they were finally apprehended minutes later in a courtyard. Police found them to be carrying baseball bats, brass knuckles and a knife. They are now being investigated for attempted murder among other charges.

The seriously injured police officer is stable condition.

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