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06-25-2012, 03:30 PM
Policemen die in Mexico City airport shootout

Three policemen have been killed in a shootout at Mexico City's main airport, officials say.

The security ministry said the federal officers had been sent to detain suspects in a drug trafficking case.

Passengers dived for cover when the suspects opened fire, killing two officers immediately and injuring a third who later died in hospital.

The area was sealed off but flights were reported to be operating normally in and out of the airport.

Witnesses said the shooting happened in the food hall of Terminal 2.

"When the alleged perpetrators were surrounded by the police, shots were fired against the federal agents," a security ministry statement said.

Police would not say if any arrests had been made.

According to Milenio Television, witnesses heard around a dozen shots being fired.

The BBC's Will Grant in Mexico says shootings in public spaces in broad daylight remain rare in the capital city, which has been largely insulated from the violence
seen elsewhere in the country.

However, Reuters reported that gang violence has been growing in Mexico City and its suburbs, with around 300 gang-related murders last year.

I used to like going to that country. Not so much anymore.

06-25-2012, 03:35 PM

Hopefully the families can find some peace one day over this senseless act of violence