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One suspect killed, police injured in drug raid shootout

One suspect killed, police injured in drug raid shootout

Taipei, March 30 (CNA) A shootout between police and drug suspects on Monday evening in Zhubei in Hsinchu County has left at least one suspect dead and two policemen injured, according to authorities. Accompanied by Coast Guard officials, nine police officers from Taichung were attempting to arrest a 40-year-old man wanted for drug violations in Zhubei when the man and his accomplices fired gunshots at the police, according to law enforcement officials. The man, surnamed Hung, was hit by a bullet in the exchange but still tried to escape by jumping out of the building he was in. He was then taken to a hospital but died before arriving there, police said. One police officer was shot in his arm while another sprained his foot during the shootout, but their injuries are not life-threatening, according to the police. Two more suspects, armed with MP5 submachine guns, are still camped out inside the building and remain in a standoff with police, authorities said. Around 50 backup police were deployed to the scene after the gunfight occurred. Police also extended the cordon around the building to protect civilians. (By Liao Jen-kai and Christie Chen)


Updated : 2021-09-28 22:47 GMT+08:00