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Police searching for 2 suspects after ATF agent hurt

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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities are searching for two suspects after a shooting in Spokane that injured an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. KREM-TV reports a third suspect was also hurt in the shootout Friday at a Motel 6 in the Sunset Hill neighborhood. The ATF agent was treated at an area hospital and has since been released. The suspect’s condition is unknown. Spokane Police Chief Craig Meidl said gunfire was exchanged between the ATF agent and suspect during an investigation. SWAT officers searched for the two additional suspects with police dogs but were not immediately able to find them. They are considered dangerous.  

Associated Press

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  1. I stayed one night at that Motel 6 in 1978! Got back from an interview trip and found a foot of snow on my car. Decided to stay the night before driving back to the University of Idaho. Picked up a ticket hanging out of the ticket machine for the airport parking lot and only had to pay for 15 minutes of parking instead of 2 days. I wonder if the motel has been updated since then…

    Oh, yeah, I hope the ATF agent is ok, although I have no love for his employer.

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