The policeman , who killed his colleagues , was also shot dead , Federal Police Commissioner Zeynu Jemal was quoted by Fana as saying .
The attacker was intoxicated as of the time of the shooting, Zeynu said.
Zeynu made no mention of any possible ethnic motivation behind the shooting , which comes after an escalation of ethnically – charged violence in Ethiopia .
The police commissioner did not immediately answer phone calls from Reuters requesting further details.
According to the media report , roads in the central district of Bole where the shoot – out occurred were blocked off.
However , by 06 : 30 GMT , calm appeared to have returned to the area .
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