Police shot as Italy president sworn in

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(CNN) — Two national police officers were wounded Sunday when a gunman shot at officers outside the Italian prime minister’s office, authorities said.

The gunman, described as a 49-year-old man, fired six shots at police before being taken into custody, said a national police officer who was not authorized to speak to the media.

The officers didn’t suffer life-threatening wounds, and the shooter was also hospitalized — though not wounded, the source said.

Francesco Puglisi, a journalist for Il Tempo newspaper, heard the shots from his office, then saw police tackle the man.

He ran to the scene and said the face-down suspect appeared calm and was complying with police.

The gunman wanted to commit suicide after the attack but ran out of bullets, Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said in a televised statement.

The shooting took place in front of the prime minister’s office, but Enrico Letta…

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