Gunman In Switzerland Wounds 2 Police, Later Kills Himself

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Gunman in Switzerland wounds 2 police, later kills himself

GENEVA, Jan 4 (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 04th Jan, 2017 ) : A gunman in northeast Switzerland on Tuesday wounded two police officers, one of them critically, before killing himself in a standoff, authorities said.

The 33-year-old pulled out a gun as police searched his home in the small town of Rehetobel as they looked for a suspected cannabis plantation, police in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden said in a statement.

The gunmen fled but was eventually cornered at a location near his home. After a standoff lasting several hours, which included negotiations over the telephone, he shot himself, they said. The man, clad in military clothing, said he had explosives in a rucksack which he threatened to detonate. Police searching his home found gun publications.