Man charged with attempted murder of officer in Germany

BERLIN (AP) " A man who German authorities say is part of an anti-government group has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing shots at police raiding his home.

Adrian Ursache, who won the Mister Germany modeling contest title in 1998, was also charged with causing bodily harm, violating firearms laws and other crimes, the dpa news agency reported Wednesday.

The 42-year-old is alleged to be part of the Reich Citizens' Movement, an extremist group that refuses to acknowledge the authority of the post-war Federal Republic of Germany.

He allegedly fired on police raiding his home in the eastern town of Reuden last August, wounding one officer. Prosecutors say the officer could have been killed, but was wearing protective gear.

Ursache himself was injured in the skirmish.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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