In Melle in the Osnabrück district, an ATM was blown up early Wednesday morning. As part of a major police manhunt and a rapid chase, the getaway car in Wettrup in Emsland was stopped with a board of nails, a police spokesman said on Wednesday morning. Two officers from the Emsland / Grafschaft Bentheim police station were injured in the operation and taken to a hospital.
The three alleged perpetrators initially escaped from the stopped getaway car and fled across a field. After 500 meters, two of them were caught. The third alleged perpetrator is still on the run. In the Wettrup area, the large-scale search by the police and fire brigade continued on Wednesday morning. The police asks motorists not to pick up hitchhikers and to avoid Wettrup as far as possible.
Police press release