26 January 2006

Police fire shot at 'ramming car'

BBC

A police officer has fired a shot after a car drove through a checkpoint in County Tyrone.

The PSNI said the shot was fired when the driver of the car tried to knock the officer down.

The Police Ombudsman's Office has been informed about the incident, which took place at Dooish Road in Dromore, said the police.

"Police followed the car, which twice rammed their vehicle," said a PSNI spokesman.

"At St Dympna's Road, the car attempted to knock down an officer, and as this point a shot was discharged.

"The car, with two men on board, then made off, but was subsequently recovered. At this stage we have had no reports of anyone being hit by the shot."

The incident took place on Thursday morning.

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