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Four Rio Police Officers Shot in Complexo do Alemão

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A clash between police and alleged drug traffickers in Rio de Janeiro lead to the wounding of four military police officers in Complexo do Alemão on Monday, December 8th. The clash broke out on Monday afternoon, when military police officers (MPs) from the Nova Brasília Police Pacification Unit (UPP) arrested three men in the area who were allegedly in possession of drugs and a homemade bomb.

Following their detainment, shots were fired at the officers, one MP was hit and injured. Around 10PM, three additional MPs were shot . . .

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