A man in Austria is reported to have shot two policemen and a Paramedic near the Alpine ski resort of Annaberg in Lower Austria.
According to the Police, the suspect had been arrested during the night while poaching in the forest but escaped in a car and fled to his house, near Grosspriel, about 65km (40 miles) west of the capital, Vienna.
The Austrian interior ministry confirmed that the house has been surrounded by Police. It is also suspected that a third policeman missing might have been taken hostage by the suspect.
Unconfirmed reports say the three victims may be dead.
The German news agency, PDA, reported that the third victim was described by a police source as the driver of an emergency rescue vehicle that arrived at the scene shortly after the two policemen were shot.
Police special forces have been deployed at the scene, the source added.