Panic prevailed at noon on Thursday, at the Sepolia Metro station, while casualties were barely avoided

It all started when a group of police officers identified two Albanians casing out handbags on a train at the Syntagma Metro station.

Police watched the perpetrators discreetly until the Sepolia station, when they decided to search them.

The two offenders, aged 20 and 21 years of age, reacted violently and began to repel police by force in order to escape.

While doing so, the 20 year old pulled out a loaded gun, threatening the police officers!

Fortunately, the police managed to restratin him before he could use it.

The two illegal immigrant Albanians were taken to the Athens Prosecutor.