First Police Shooting in Iceland’s History: “This is Unprecedented”

Police in Iceland have shot and killed a gunman, marking the first time armed police have killed anyone in the country’s modern history.

Iceland has a population of around 320,000 and a low crime rate, and gun violence is extremely rare. Its regular police force does not carry firearms – the only officers permitted to carry firearms are on a special force called the Viking Squad.

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To Americans this must sound like weird science fiction…


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