In Rhineland-Palatinate, a traffic control escalates at night – a 24-year-old police officer and her 29-year-old colleague die. The perpetrators are being sought.
Kusel – On Monday night, two police officers were fatally injured by gunshots during a traffic check in the Kusel district in Rhineland-Palatinate. This is reported by the police in Kaiserslautern.
According to the information, the background to the event is still unclear. The officials from the Kusel Police Inspectorate were on a routine patrol. The fatal shots were fired during a traffic check on District Road 22 in Ulmet at around 4:20 a.m.
The police officers could still have sent a radio message themselves, said a police spokesman. When reinforcements arrived at the scene, it was already too late for the 24-year-old police officer and her 29-year-old colleague.
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The police said a full search was being made for the fleeing perpetrators. Traces were secured at the scene of the crime. According to the information, there is no description of the perpetrators or the escape vehicle used. The direction of escape is also not known.
District road 22 is completely closed at Mayweilerhof and Ulmet. The police are asking residents not to pick up hitchhikers in the Kusel district. At least one suspect is armed. Witnesses who have noticed something suspicious are asked to contact the Kaiserslautern police on 0631 3692620. dpa