BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say a police officer has been killed after being hit by a train while pursuing burglary suspects in a town near Frankfurt.
Police said the officer was struck and killed by the train near the Waechtersbach train station early Friday after responding to a call about a burglary at a shop.
Police said two suspects were arrested and two others fled toward a nearby wooded area and were still being sought.
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Bild newspaper reported the officer had been chasing one suspect on foot when he crossed onto the train tracks and was hit.
Prosecutors in nearby Hanau are investigating.
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