Gunman shoots police, takes students hostage at Moscow school-reports

by Reuters
Monday, 3 February 2014 08:51 GMT

MOSCOW, Feb 3 (Reuters) - A gunman shot and killed a police officer and took more than 20 students hostage at a high school on the outskirts of Moscow on Monday, Russian news website Lifenews reported.

A police spokeswoman said a man entered the school with a rifle and shot a security guard. She said she had no further details and could not confirm any deaths.

An eyewitness told Rossiya-24 television news that a police helicopter hovered overhead. (Writing by Steve Gutterman, editing by Elizabeth Piper)