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Officer hurt in Athens shootout: police source

Dec 10. 2016
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By Agence France-Presse

A Greek police officer was injured Saturday by a gunman who apparently killed himself to evade arrest after a shootout in central Athens, a police source said.

The suspect took out a gun and started firing at officers during a random street check near the capital's busy central market, the source told AFP.

He then tried to flee but was soon discovered dead behind a building.

The officer shot in the exchange was taken to a hospital. His injury is not life-threatening and nobody else was hurt.

The authorities were not treating the incident as terror-related at this stage, the source added.

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