An armed man kept the Carinthian police on their toes with a foray through the Lavant Valley. During a break-in on Friday morning in Lavamünd (Wolfsberg district), he also stole a car that he used to drive to a homestead. As the Carinthia State Police Department reported on Saturday, he then fled to St. Georgen with a farm loader. When he saw people there, he shot in the air and sat down in the forest. After a large manhunt, he was caught in the evening.
The police were on duty at 8 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. at the two crime scenes in Lavamünd. According to witness reports about the shots in St. Georgen, she called on 16 officers from EKO Cobra Süd (Krumpendorf and Graz), several service dog patrols and helicopters to search for the fugitive. With success: due to a tip from the population, Cobra officials were able to arrest him at around 6 p.m. at the Steinberger Hut (1,550 meters above the Adriatic Sea) in the Lavanttal Alps.
The 45-year-old had a long gun and a combat knife with him, as well as the keys to both vehicles. There is already a gun ban against the man who is “unsteady”. The origin of the rifle has yet to be determined. The man was not drunk.
Accessed on September 18, 2021 at 7:51 am on https://www.sn.at/panorama/oesterreich/bewaffneter-auf-beutezug-hielt-kaerntner-polizei-in-atem-109641739