FRANKFURT, Germany — An armed suspect was arrested after fatally shooting at least two people in southern Germany, police said Friday.
A woman was killed in Tiefenthal, Bavaria, and a man riding a bicycle was slain in nearby Rammersdorf, police said in a statement.
The gunman fled in a silver Mercedes convertible. Police warned members of the public not to approach the driver.
He was eventually overpowered by two mechanics at a gas station, where he'd stopped and was threatening staff, police said.
A police spokesman in Ansbach later confirmed to NBC News that the suspect had been detained.
At least two other people were shot at or threatened with a weapon but neither were hurt, authorities said.
Authorities said the killings appeared to have been random, and the gunman was being accessed by a psychologist.
Gun crime is relatively rare in Germany. According to the German Federal Criminal Police Office, there were 111 incidents of murder and manslaughter involving a gun last year. The country has a population of about 83 million people.