Wanted man injured in shootout with police

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(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN –– Security forces Tuesday arrested a man, who was wanted on smuggling and drug trafficking charges, following a shootout in the Central Badia region, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

In a statement, the police media spokesperson said the suspect was wanted on 25 criminal charges, of which 20 were for drug trafficking offences.

Upon seeing police approaching his position, the suspect allegedly opened fire on the officers, who engaged the assailant, the statement said, adding that despite the officers urging him to surrender, he “resisted and continued shooting.”

The police officers were able to overwhelm the suspect, who was injured. He was offered medical treatment and transferred to hospital.
The spokesman said that the suspect had escaped a failed arrest attempt about a month ago, when he fired shots at police.

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