French counter-terrorism unit opens probe after police officers wounded in La Reunion

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 27, 2017 4:06 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - The Paris prosecutor's counter-terrorism section has opened an investigation after two police officers were wounded on Thursday morning by an armed gunman on the French overseas territory of La Reunion, a judicial source said.

"This morning, two policemen in La Reunion were wounded while arresting a dangerous individual," a local police statement said.

"After responding to shots, the policemen managed to restrain the assailant," it added.

(Reporting by Marine Pennetier and John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta)