In the U.S., a former inmate set fire to a house and a car. When the volunteer fire department came to extinguish the fire, he shot two firefighters.
Warm and un-Christmasy: The burning house. Image: reuters
A former inmate ambushed several firefighters in the U.S. state of New York on Monday and shot two of them. The 62-year-old had previously set fire to a house and a car in the early morning. He then opened fire on emergency personnel rushing to help, according to police. Two other firefighters and a passerby were injured. After a shootout with police, the man killed himself.