Four police officers shot in far-right raid in Germany

Four police officers shot in a raid on far-right extremist

Police officers (not pictured) were shot in a raid (Getty)

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Four police officers have been injured after being shot in a raid on a home in Germany.

Broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk said that when the officers entered a home in Georgensgmünd, Bavaria, a man immediately opened fire.

Two of the officers were seriously injured, whilst the other two sustained relatively minor injuries.

The 49-year-old gunman has been arrested.

German media has also reported that he was a right-wing extremist who rejects the power of the current German state.

The newspaper Neues Deutschland claimed the police raid was to ensure the weapons the man had were legally owned.