Germany: Man kills four cyclist while fleeing from police

Germany: A man ran over four cyclists with his car, killing one person, in the southwestern German city of Mannheim on Sunday, as per to the police officials.

Just before the incident took place, the suspect allegedly killed his father at about 6 p.m. local time (1600 GMT) in the area of Ellerstadt, Rhineland-Palatinate state.

He allegedly escaped the crime scene before Police arrived and later collided with the cyclists. Ellerstadh lies some 16 kilometres (9.9 miles) west of Mannheim.

Along with this, about three people were severely injured as well as one 71-year-old woman was killed. The three wounded cyclists were taken to nearby hospitals.

The man left his badly damaged vehicle behind, fled on foot and jumped into the Rhine river, as per the information provided by the sources.

The Police officials mentioned that they had apprehended the man and that he was likely going through a mental health emergency.

Furthermore, a police helicopter and river police were deployed in the search for the suspect. The Police said that they were carrying out further investigations.

The crime rate in Germany for 2020 was 6,386 crimes per 100 thousand people, making it the fifth year in a row that the crime rate has fallen in the country. Between 2000 and 2004, the crime rate in Germany increased from 7,625 to 8,037 before declining to 7,253 by 2010.

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