Police officers secure a road near the site where two German police officers were fatally shot early January 31, 2022, during a routine traffic stop near Kusel, southwestern Germany, January 31, 2022. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen
January 31, 2022
BERLIN (Reuters) -Two German police officers were fatally shot early Monday morning during a routine traffic stop, police in southwestern Germany said.
Two men were later arrested in connection with the killings, police said.
One the suspects, a 38-year-old man, will be presented to court in the southwestern city of Kaiserslautern, police in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate said in a statement, adding that the man had not given any information on the matter.
Police detained another 32-year-old man and were investigating his involvement in the crime, they added.
Both suspects are German citizens, Spiegel magazine reported, adding that one of the suspects was a trader of hunted game animals.
(Reporting by Riham Alkousaa and Miranda Murray; Editing by Alex Richardson and Frank Jack Daniel)