Cretan travel agent tries to shoot rival

Police in Hania, Crete, were yesterday seeking a female travel agent alleged to have fired a gun at a rival businessman in the city in northern Crete due to a professional dispute. Officers launched the investigation after a 53-year-old travel agent claimed that the unidentified woman visited him at his office yesterday morning and shot at him, without causing any injuries. He said he believed the woman had been angered by an advertisement he had placed in a local newspaper to promote a holiday package. The 53-year-old told police that he threw the woman out of his office after she threatened him. She then allegedly took a pistol out of her bag and shot through the window at him before fleeing in a jeep. Officers had failed to track the suspect down by late yesterday.