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Man Threatens to Shoot Police in North Iceland Town

By Iceland Review

Police arrested a man in Sauðárkrókur, North Iceland, around 4 pm today after he called the emergency hotline and threatened to shoot them, as reported by mbl.is. Police from Akureyri as well as the Special Unit of the National Police Commissioner were called in to assist.

policecar_psPhoto: Páll Stefánsson/Iceland Review.

Houses in the neighborhood were evacuated. No shots were fired during the operation.

According to one of the newsroom’s sources, the man, who is in his forties, suffers from mental illness and was living in social housing.

The incident follows a police shootout in Reykjavík on Monday in which the gunman was killed. It was the first time someone has died from police fire in Iceland.

UPDATE: It has been confirmed that there were no firearms in the man’s apartment, ruv.is reports.

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