The police of the German town of Oppenau is looking for a 31-year-old man who fled on Sunday after an inspection. The man, known to the police, has left a possible manifesto. This is reported by, among others, the German newspaper Bild.
The man, who is called 'der Wald-Rambo' in Germany - a reference to the main character from the American action film First Blood from 1982 - is known to the police. He was previously suspected of having a knife and a gun, among other things. He was also sentenced to 3.5 years in prison in 2010 for shooting his then girlfriend with a crossbow. The man has no permanent residence or residence.
Sunday morning he was found by police in a cabin on the edge of a forest. When the officers wanted to check on him, he drew a weapon. He managed to disarm the four officers and then fled into the forest. Since then, the man has disappeared. Oppenau police said at a news conference on Tuesday that the officers acted correctly.
In a possible manifest, entitled The Call of the Wilderness , which was left by the man in the hut, he states that "civilized man is opposed to the wild man." Civilized people cannot survive in the wilderness. It is not yet clear why the man left the possible manifesto. The police are investigating.
A European arrest warrant has been issued against the man. Hundreds of officers search for the German with dogs and helicopters, among others. The police have called on residents of Oppenau to stay at home as much as possible. Schools also remained closed on Tuesday. The schools may also not open on Wednesday.