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Gunman Kills Officer Outside Police Station in Suburban Washington


A lone gunman has killed a police officer and wounded two others in an attack at a police station in the southeastern U.S. state of Virginia, outside suburban Washington, D.C.

Armed with several weapons, the 18-year-old gunman stole a van and drove it to the police station in the town of Chantilly Monday, where he began his shooting rampage.

The attacker was also killed in the shootout, but officials say they do not know whether he shot himself or was killed in the gunfire.

The shooting shut down nearby buildings, including a school, for hours, as police sought to verify that the gunman acted alone.

Some information for this report was provided by AP.