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Post office employee shot, killed in Piraeus [Update]

A 36-year-old man who shot and killed a female employee in the central post office of Piraeus on Thursday morning was motivated by personal reasons, according to police.

The man, whose name was not made public, walked into the facility on Thursday morning armed with a pistol and shot the 45-year-old woman at her desk at least two times, killing her instantly, eyewitnesses told police.

He was arrested while leaving the post office by officers of the police’s rapid-response squad DIAS, who arrived at the scene within minutes of receiving several calls from customers and employees the post office who saw the shooting take place.

According to investigators, the shooter and the victim had worked together in the past at a post office in Keratsini, southwest of Piraeus, where police believe they had been romantically involved.

The woman had requested a transfer from that post to Piraeus, where she was on the first day of her new job on Thursday.