Airport police shoot knife-wielding attacker

July 29, 2011 3:41:12 AM PDT
Airport police say one of their officers has shot and wounded an assailant who threatened him with a knife at the airstrip in the Dutch town of Eindhoven. Spokesman Rene Claessen says the suspect has been taken to a hospital, but it is not known how serious his injuries are.

Claessen says has no information on the would-be assailant or what led to the threat against the policeman.

The incident happened Friday outside the terminal building at Eindhoven, a regional airport.

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