A 41-year-old Chechen is said to have hit his ex-partner during a dispute in an apartment in Vienna-Brigittenau on Wednesday. Shortly thereafter, the common daughter (16) alerted the police. When they arrived, the man reacted aggressively, headbutted an officer and pushed a policewoman against the door frame. Eventually he fled – even two starter shots didn’t let him stop. “No people were endangered when the shot was fired,” emphasized police spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim.
The police officers were injured during the operation and could no longer continue their duty. The Vienna public prosecutor issued an arrest order against the 41-year-old. He is now wanted.