Service weapons-be robber fled: In the black forest hidden

With several hundred officers, with helicopters, thermal imaging cameras, special operations forces, as well as a dog team went to the baden-württemberg police

Service weapons-be robber fled: In the black forest hidden

With several hundred officers, with helicopters, thermal imaging cameras, special operations forces, as well as a dog team went to the baden-württemberg police on Monday afternoon, after the 31-year-old Yves Etienne rush. "We are combing the forest area, because we have initiated the investigation early, we assume that he is still in the extensive forest areas," said a spokeswoman of the police headquarters in Offenburg. The homeless man, and a gun nut had threatened on Sunday morning, four police officers in a control, it should be him, managed to steal all four of the service weapons of the police officers and escape afterwards.

Rüdiger, they

Political correspondent in the state of Baden-Württemberg.

F. A. Z.

The control is performed according to a note from a citizen who had reported a suspicious man in the camouflage clothing in the vicinity of a cabin in the woods. Initially, rush was in the control of the police information co-operative. Then he should have a gun on the police so that the officials had remained nothing left but to your service to hand over weapons. Noise should also be armed with bows and arrows have been.

The West of Freudenstadt and East of Offenburg municipality is located in the rench Valley (Ortenaukreis) with just under 5000 inhabitants and is surrounded by parcels of the black forest. Alone Oppenau in 2000 hectares of communal forest has. The woods grew dense, hard-to-reach, above all, he offers many places to hide, which values the search for the Suspect who has good knowledge of the area, on Monday difficult.

schools and kindergartens closed

The Prosecutor's office in Offenburg opened, in the meantime, a criminal investigation for aggravated extortion in coincidence with the illegal Carry of a firearm against drugs; the police asks the citizens with a public search to help. The schools, the swimming pool and the kindergartens in Oppenau had to be closed on Monday, the German air traffic control imposed, and even the prohibition of an Overflight. An innkeeper who wants to have housed the Suspect for a period of time, reported to the SWR, that rush had also created in his restaurant as a weapons storehouse. In the attic of his house in the Volatile ammunition, pistols, a crossbow, and Material have been deposited to the bomb. Because the Suspect did not pay his rent, he has to leave the room.

Updated Date: 13 July 2020, 15:19

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