Ax-wielding German shot by police after parking feud

A dispute over a parking space in the southern German city of Augsburg turned deadly when an irate man who threatened his neighbor with an ax was shot dead by police.

The two men engaged in a furious argument Sunday evening over the parking space at the apartment block where they lived, the Augsburger-Allgemeine newspaper reported.

One of the men took shelter in his apartment and barricaded the door, and the other man attempted to smash his way through with an ax.

When police arrived, the attacker retreated into his own apartment and attacked police with the ax when they forced their way in.

Police responded to the attack, and the 47-year-old attacker was shot dead, prosecutors said in a statement.

One police officer was placed on sick leave after the incident.