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Hungary Manhunt in Budapest Blast That Wounded 2 Officers

Sunday, 25 September 2016 01:42 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's police chief says that authorities are hunting for a man who set off a homemade fragmentation bomb that seriously wounded two officers in central Budapest.

National police chief Karoly Papp said Sunday that police were the targets in the blast late Saturday, saying that the suspect "wanted to execute my police officers." Papp didn't say why the suspect wanted to harm police officers, but he didn't rule out terrorism.

Police offered a 10-million-forint ($36,700) reward for information leading to the capture of the suspect, believed to be 20-25 years old and 170 centimeters (around 5'6") tall.

A 23-year-old female officer suffered life-threatening injuries while her 26-year-old male partner was also seriously wounded while they were on foot patrol. Both were recuperating in intensive care after surgery.

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Hungary's police chief says that authorities are hunting for a man who set off a homemade fragmentation bomb that seriously wounded two officers in central Budapest.National police chief Karoly Papp said Sunday that police were the targets in the blast late Saturday, saying...
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