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Gunmen Attack Police Academy, Killing 3

July 29, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Six men wearing camouflage uniforms and carrying assault rifles stormed a police academy and a jail, demanding loyalty to the disbanded Haitian army. Three policemen were killed and four wounded.

Before dawn, the gunmen drove up to the suburban Petionville academy and headed for the barracks, spraying them with gunfire, police said. The attackers seized senior officer Eddy Cantave from a dormitory and forced him to lead them to a SWAT team compound, where heavy arms are stored.

The gunmen then shot and killed Cantave along with a cadet and an officer on guard duty, police said. It was unclear if the attackers stole any weapons.

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