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By Carlo Angerer

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.

The Associated Press contributed.