ATHENS, Greece, April 3 (UPI) -- A man shot and wounded two Greek police officers Friday in Athens' Kypseli residential district and fled the scene on a motorbike, authorities said.
The two officers were taken to a hospital. One, 30, was was critically wounded in the neck and the other, 26, suffered light head injuries. the Athens News Agency reported.
The assailant approached the officers and fired from close range while they were trying to arrest another man who reportedly planned to steal a car in Kypseli's Grava neighborhood.
The two officers wore vests and helments.
After the shooting, the two men collected the officers' weapons and cell phones and drove away on a motobike, the news agency said.