Skip to comments.Austria gunman ‘kills three’ including police officers and takes hostage
Posted on 09/17/2013 3:32:20 AM PDT by markomalley
Austrian police say a man has shot and killed three people including two police officers, and is holding at least one hostage.
Reports say the attack happened in a rural area close to Annaberg, about 115 kilometres southwest of Vienna.
The gunman is described as a poacher; his police victims are said to include a member of a specialist intervention team, the other person shot dead being an ambulance driver.
The man has reportedly barricaded himself into a farm building with at least one hostage, thought to be a police officer.
Are the police armed in Austria? Seems rather easy for one guy to kill 2 and take another hostage.
Let Gibbs handle it....
Aren’t guns illegal in Austria?
“Family member Dr. Werner Weissenhofer reports from Vienna. It seems that a felon armed with a .357 revolver robbed a bank. As he left the bank, he was accosted by a policeman whom he murdered with one shot. Great excitement ensued, with the felon taking hostages and racing madly around from one store to another.
When the forces of law and order had been mobilized and surrounded the goblin, a policeman volunteered to trade himself to the goblin for two hostages. This offer was accepted, at which time the felon fired at the policeman and seriously wounded him.
The forces of law and order opened up with everything they had, which was mostly AUG and Glock fire. Shortly, the goblin killed himself with one round. He had fired three times and achieved three hits. The police, according to their official report, fired 1,261 rounds without drawing blood.
At one time, we used to refer to an event of this sort as a “Chinese Fire Drill.” Later we came to call if “Father's Day in Harlem.” After the interment of the Ayatollah Khomeini, we began to call it “An Iranian Funeral.” Now, I guess we can call it “A Viennese Bank Robbery.”
As I have often stated, if someone wants to shoot at me, I sure hope he does it on full-auto.”
How did the mean terrible awful dangerous homicidal scary NRA cause that crime all the way across the Atlantic Ocean? Is the all-powerful gun lobby going inter-continental now?
Oh, I get it...more illiterate headline writing by an illiterate reporter/editor.
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