2 police officers reportedly injured in car chase in Vatican

TEHRAN, Jun. 19 (MNA) – A terror alert was triggered in the Vatican City ahead of Pope Francis’ Sunday prayer after an Albanian crashed his car through security barriers near St. Peter's Square, media reported.

The 39-year-old ignored orders to stop at a police checkpoint near the Vatican City, prompting a brief car chase, Il Messaggero daily reported, according to Sputnik. The BMW was fired at and stopped after hitting a police vehicle.

The driver was eventually surrounded and restrained by officers who used a taser on him. Two officers were reportedly injured and taken to a hospital.

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