Brazil Drug Gang Attacks Police Station in Rio de Janeiro

Police launched a counter operation sweeping the favela for drugs and arms. Residents say that they are the ones who get caught in the crossfire.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Just north of Rio de Janeiro's famous Maracanã stadium, criminals launched an attack onto a police station, opening fire with automatic guns and grenades.

The Wednesday morning attack took place in the impoverished neighborhood of Mangueira. No police were injured, but a high ranking member of the local drug gang was killed in the shooting.

During the attack on the police precinct, several vehicles belonging to residents were left with bullet holes. Authorities found an unexploded grenade in the house of a woman living nearby.

Following the attack, police launched a large scale operation in . . .

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