Italian Cops Shot Near PMs Office

Two national police officers were wounded Sunday when a gunman shot at officers outside the Italian prime minister's office, authorities said. The gunman, described as a 49-year-old man, fired six shots at police before being taken into custody, said a national police officer who was not authorized to speak to the media. The officers didn't suffer life-threatening wounds, and the shooter was also hospitalized -- though not wounded, the source said. Francesco Puglisi, a journalist for Il Tempo newspaper, heard the shots from his office, then saw police tackle the man. He ran to the scene and said the face-down suspect appeared calm and was complying with police. The gunman wanted to commit suicide after the attack but ran out of bullets, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said in a televised statement.


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