Bulgaria: Policeman killed in shootout near school

Policeman killed, 3 others wounded in shootout near school in central Bulgarian town

Bulgaria: Policeman killed in shootout near school

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Bulgarian police say an armed man killed an officer and wounded three others in a shooting near a primary school in the central city of Lyaskovets.

The shooting early on Friday followed police efforts to arrest a man suspected of illegal possession of weapons. The suspect, identified as Petko Savov, 53, reportedly had threatened to shoot at "noisy kids" playing in the schoolyard next to his home.

Interior Minister Tsvetlin Yovchev confirmed that one officer was killed but three wounded officers were out of danger. Yovchev said police stormed the apartment at noon and wounded the suspect, who eventually surrendered.

Updated : 2021-03-01 08:07 GMT+08:00