Agence France-PresseDecember 2, 2013 10:02
A man has been shot dead in Iceland's first-ever armed police operation, officials said on Monday.
With a population of only 322,000 and one of the lowest crime rates in the world, police rarely draw their weapons in the island nation.
The incident was "without precedent" in Iceland's history, national police chief Haraldur Johannessen told a press conference in Reykjavik.
The victim, a man in his late 50s, fired a shotgun several times in his apartment in the early hours of Monday morning, forcing police to evacuate residents of the building in east Reykjavik.