15 Oct '11, 1am

Man, said to be a teacher, kills French policewoman and wounds two others with a samurai sword in attack

BOURGES, France (AFP) - A man armed with a Japanese samurai sword killed a policewoman and wounded two other people on Friday during an attack on a local government office in central France, police said. The 33-year-old man was shot in the leg and wounded during the attack, which took place at a local prefect's office in the city of Bourges. Witnesses said that before the attack the man had been rejected for a gun licence at the office. He returned with the 80cm sword and attacked police when they attempted to subdue him. The 30-year-old policewoman was seriously wounded and died shortly after the attack, the interior ministry said. Another policeman was wounded in the shoulder and a local bureaucrat was also lightly wounded.

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