In an unusual situation reminiscent of the film ‘Rambo’, the German Black Forest police are looking for a homeless person who uses combat equipment, armed with a bow and arrow, as well as four semi-automatic weapons that stole the police officers.
According to DN-Lisboa, around 100 elements of the security forces are searching the forest with the help of special forces, helicopters and sniffer dogs.
While the search is ongoing, police in Oppenau, in southwestern Germany, have warned local residents to stay home.
Authorities released a photo of the 31-year-old suspect, who is known to police for previous crimes, including illegal possession of firearms.
Although the suspect’s name was not released, the newspaper Bild identified him as Yves Rausch, publishing a photo of the man dressed in a military uniform.
Police said they were told on Sunday morning that a suspicious man was hanging from a cabin in the woods. Upon arrival at the scene, four agents said the suspect first cooperated when approached.
But “suddenly and completely unexpectedly” he threatened them with a firearm, leaving police officers “without time to react to the dangerous situation”.
According to the report, the man forced agents to surrender their weapons before fleeing, “presumably” taking them.
The police described the man as having the following characteristics: about 1.70 meters tall, slim, with glasses, a beard and a bald head.
Bild reveals that this ‘Rambo’ from Germany spent time in prison for shooting his girlfriend with a bow and arrow.
A police spokesman was quoted as saying that the man is in a state of “psychiatric emergency” and should not be approached, in addition to being in possession of P2000 semi-automatic pistols that can hold up to 16 bullets each, the which means the man could have 64 extra shots at his disposal.