German governments are doing a large scale manhunt for a defendant who disarmed four police officers made off with their weapons.
Hundreds are officers who take part in the hunt for a 31-year-old guy from the Black Forest area near Offenburg.
The guy is”probably armed” with a bow and arrows, in addition to a knife and pistol, state authorities.
The defendant, that has no fixed abode, is known to authorities for preceding prohibited firearms offenses.
The guy is thought to have originally cooperated when he had been approached by authorities, before”hugely threatening” them to put their firearms.
“Unexpectedly, and entirely unexpectedly for its officers, he pulled out a firearm and threatened with the researchers, leaving them no opportunity to respond to this dangerous situation,” Offenburg police stated.
Police assume that the defendant is knowledgeable about the mountainous regions and terrain about Oppenau and has gone into hiding.
Police have warned residents to remain inside while officials, supported by strategic groups, sniffer dogs and helicopters, combed the surrounding region.
German air traffic management had issued a ban on flights and drones inside a radius of 3 nautical miles of Oppenau.
A pre-trial arrest warrant has been issued to the defendant in the request of their Offenburg people prosecutor, because of”urgent feeling of especially serious predatory extortion in willful unlawful possession of a firearm”