A man has been arrested after killing at least two people in southern Germany.
A police statement reported "several incidents" at 11:30am local time. The Mittelfranken police said a man in a convertible silver Mercedes Cabrio, license plate AN-W 129, fired at a woman, who died immediately, before fleeing the scene.
A short time later a cyclist in the hamlet of Rammersdorf, not far from the first crime scene, was also shot and killed. Subsequently a farmer and another motorist were shot at or threatened with firearms. Initial reports suggest both were unharmed.
The police conducted a "massive manhunt for the fugitive Mercedes", the press office statement said. By midday local time the police said a man from Leutershausen had been arrested.
The motive for the attacks is still unclear. The suspect's identity has not yet been revealed.
+++ EIL +++ Polizei: Amokläufer von Leutershausen in Bad Windsheim festgenommen. 2 Tote. +++ #amok— BR_Franken (@BR_Franken) July 10, 2015
Police had initially warned witnesses not to approach the gunman or the vehicle. "The driver is armed and ruthless makes of used firearms," the statement said.
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