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Marc Champion

In Iceland, When Police Kill a Gunman, They Apologize

For the first time ever, Icelandic police shot someone dead. And then they apologized.

Icelandic police shot dead a man who refused to stop firing at them with a shotgun in the capital of Reykjavik earlier today -- and then they apologized. It was the first time that anyone in the country was killed by police gunfire.

"The police regret this incident and wishes to extend its condolences to the man's family," said national police chief Haraldur Johannessen.