Police in stand-off with gunman after three shot in Austria

Siege situation at farm building in Annaberg after overnight attack


A suspected game poacher in Austria shot and wounded two policeman and an ambulanceman and took a third policeman hostage after they tried to arrest him in woodland, the Austria Press Agency reported.

The suspect fled by car from the scene in the woods near the Lower Austrian town of Annaberg to his farm near the city of Melk, about 70km away, where he is currently surrounded by special forces, APA said today. The agency gave no further details and police could not immediately be reached for comment.