Explosion Erupts in Arlington After Suspect Fires Flare Gun at Police (VIDEO)

A dramatic incident unfolded in Arlington, US, where a massive explosion shook a house after a suspect discharged a flare gun toward police executing a search warrant. The Arlington County Police Department reported the explosion in the Bluemont neighborhood on N Burlington Street.

Turkish national apprehended in Athens on international arrest warrant

Police have apprehended a 31-year-old Turkish man in the heart of Athens based on an international arrest warrant.

The arrest occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Thursday as members of the DIAS motorcycle unit conducted a patrol on Treiber Square in the Metaxourgeio neighborhood.

No further information is currently available.

Officers at stadiums to get allowance

The government plans to give an allowance to police officers who are in charge of checks at sports stadiums, as announced by the minister of citizen protection, Giannis Oikonomou, while speaking to Skai Television. 

"Police officers, among other civil servants and officials, will benefit from the increases we will have from January," he said.

No traffic police

We can see it daily in the streets: The traffic police are completely absent. 

The mission of the traffic police division should be redesigned from scratch in order to be able to respond to modern-day needs, and to be able to intervene, quickly and efficiently, where necessary, using the new technological tools that monitor traffic and confirm violations.

We are far behind.