Police in southern Germany shot and killed an armed US soldier late Thursday after he had allegedly tied up and threatened his girlfriend.
After a brief but intense manhunt Thursday night involving a helicopter and thermal camera, German police shot and killed a US soldier in Germany. Police had begun searching for the man after his ex-girlfriend told police she had been tied up in his apartment and escaped.
Police finally found and confronted the 30-year-old soldier, who has yet to be identified, in the town of Königsberg. When he threatened police with his M4 rifle, he was shot and died soon thereafter in a hospital in Schweinfurt, the southern German city in which he was stationed.
The man's ex-girlfriend had informed police that she had been tied up and threatened with violence by the man before she escaped, according to police spokesman Karl-Heinz Schmitt.
German and US military officials are currently investigating the incident.
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