30 April 2014 08:46

Shots were fired on Tuesday as 16 crack police marksmen surrounded the isolated Larnaca hideout of fugitive Andreas Onoufriou who used his four-year-old son as a shield in trying to flee the scene.
During a tense stand-off, the 63-year-old clutched his boy while firing his G-3 assault rifle at police in a bid to get away when officers called on him to surrender.
In response anti-terror unit officers fired warning shots in the air, at this point Onoufriou let go of his son and made a run for it but was caught soon after.
"Police asked the fugitive to come quietly at which point he fired upon them. Police fired warning shots before the fugitive attempted to flee on foot," said police spokesman Andreas Angelides.
Thankfully nobody was hurt during the Layia village showdown that ended a six-day manhunt.
Later on Tuesday Onoufriou was feeling unwell and taken to Larnaca hospital for a check-up as a precaution. He is expected to appear in court today where he will face charges of attempted murder. A friend of Onoufriou's, who owns the Larnaca house, was also arrested.
 
 
 


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