Iceland has its first EVER police-kill-man incident

by Rachel Baker on December 4, 2013

Crime is pretty low in Iceland; and for the first time ever in the nation’s history, police had to shoot a man. Apparently, the man’s mental health was a factor as to why he fired shots at police.

Police in Iceland killed a person for the first time in the nation’s history after they responded to shots fired at officers on Monday.

Two officers were fired on after going to an apartment in the country’s capital Reykjavik, police said in a statement. Like most of the country’s police force, they were unarmed as they investigated reports of a “loud bang” at around 3 p.m. local time (10 a.m. ET).

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