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Gunmen Storm Hospital – At Least One Dead

Brazil Hospital Shootout

This just in via AP, armed thugs stormed a hospital looking to free a wounded comrade.

Brazilian police say armed men stormed a Rio de Janeiro hospital to free a suspected drug trafficker, sparking a shootout with officers. A patient was killed, and a nurse and an off-duty policeman were wounded.

Rio investigators say in a statement that at least five men arrived at the Hospital Souza Aguiar early Sunday to rescue the 28-year-old suspect, who was being treated there for a gunshot wound.

Police say they are studying security camera footage to identify the attackers.

Brazilian media report that the patient who died had been taken to the downtown hospital by a friend, the off-duty officer who was wounded along with the nurse.

We will keep you updated on this story as it develops. The “War On Drugs” costs Americans billions of dollars a year and yet there is more drugs flowing over our border and much of our nation’s crime and murder rate is tied to it.

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