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Policeman shot dead by Minsk resident

The man was considered to be a calm and normal person before.

A shooting on Mashinistov Street in Minsk (which goes along the railway track in the Brest direction) ended with deaths, learnt from eyewitnesses on January 8.

Local dwellers say they noticed a man who was shooting at dogs in the evening in a private housing district near the Minsk silicate plant. The police were called. Two police officers arrived and tried to detain the man. He opened fire on them in response.

One of the policemen was killed with two shots, the other one was wounded in his leg. The man then went to his garage and killed himself by shooting in the head.

Eyewitnesses say their neighbour was not criminally inclined or strange. They describe him as a calm and normal person.

Criminal investigators from Minsk's Maskouski district police department and the Investigation Committee are working at the crime scene. Press departments of law enforcement agencies decline to give any comments.

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