Police Officer Shot Dead In Armenia Standoff

Police officer shot dead in Armenia standoff

YEREVAN, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 30th july, 2016) - One of the gunmen locked in a protracted stand-off in a police station in the Armenian capital Yerevan shot an officer dead on Saturday, a police spokesman said. "A sniper opened fire from inside the police station and killed a police officer ... who was sitting in a car parked 350-400 metres (yards) away," Ashot Aharonyan wrote on Facebook. The shooting came after police threatened to break up the standoff, which began on July 17 when pro-opposition gunmen stormed the station, killing an officer and taking several hostages.