Hanoi police are looking for a man who fled after trying to shoot officers who stopped him for violating road rules Saturday, Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper has reported.
At 11:45 p.m. that day, four officers on an emergency team were patroling around Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) when they spotted a man on a motorbike with a woman at the back, looking "suspicious."
They waved him to stop but he sped off.
The officers gave chase on motorbikes and caught up with him.
But he jumped off the bike, pulled out a gun, and shot at the officers at point-blank range. Luckily for them, the gun failed to go off.
He then ran away while the officers arrested the woman and seized two bullets from her.
She said she was Nguyen Thi Toan, 28, and the man was Do Manh Tuan, 33.
No further information about the man has been released.