Sat. Dec 3rd, 2022

Hungarian police say they have arrested two people-smuggling suspects after a dramatic shootout and car chase near Budapest.

Suspects fired at Hungarian police from a van after they refused to stop near the town of Inarcs, police said in a statement on Monday.

Then a car chase began about 20 kilometers southeast of the capital of Hungary.

The van was carrying migrants and was forced to stop on the outskirts of the city before the suspects allegedly fled into the woods and fired multiple shots at police.

The officer fired a warning shot and then returned fire. No one was injured in the one-hour pursuit.

The two men — who claimed to be Iraqi nationals — were detained by Hungarian counterterrorism agents in Budapest and will be charged.

Police also said 21 suspected Syrian migrants were found in a van with Hungarian license plates.

Last week, a The Bulgarian policeman was shot by an unidentified person on the border with Turkey.