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Four Killed in Austria Trying to Arrest Suspected Poacher

Barricaded himself in a farmhouse

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Three police officers and an emergency worker have been shot dead while trying to arrest a suspected poacher, the Austrian interior ministry has said.

Special forces are now searching a farmhouse near Annaberg in Lower Austria, where the suspect has barricaded himself in, officials say.

The man is heavily armed, reported state broadcaster ORF quoting police.

The suspect had been arrested during the night but escaped in a stolen police car, fleeing to his house.