Suspected gunman nicknamed ‘Rambo’ arrested after 5-day manhunt in Germany

A suspected gunman nicknamed “Rambo” has been arrested after a five-day manhunt in Germany’s Black Forest.

Yves Rausch, 31, fled into the forest near Oppenau after a confrontation with four police officers that ended with him pulling a gun and taking their weapons.

The officers were investigating reports of a man hanging around a hut in the forest when they found Rausch, BBC reported.

More than 2,500 officers combed the forest, using thermal detectors and dogs.

Rausch was found hiding in a bush with four handguns in front of him and an ax in his lap.

“I am very relieved – I think a line can be drawn under a really extraordinary situation for our little town,” Mayor Uwe Gaiser told the Associated Press, according to the BBC.

Ten years ago, Rausch served three years in a juvenile center for shooting a woman with a crossbow; last year, he was found in possession of child pornography while under investigation for possession of explosives, the BBC reported.

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