TWO police officers have been shot dead in New York while sitting in a patrol car.
Reports suggest the assailant also shot his former girlfriend prior to killing the officers.
The man fled the scene by running to a nearby train station, before turning the gun on himself and taking his own life.
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Locally, Queensland Police have also tweeted about the shooting.
‘Our thoughts and prayers are with all our brothers and sisters in New York’, they said.
Early information suggests there are no terrorist links, though investigations are still ongoing.