Dramatic chase: A 36-year-old is said to have killed his father. On the run, he hits a group of cyclists – a woman dies. Now investigators are looking for the background.

A fugitive, who is said to have killed his father before, hit four cyclists with a car in Mannheim.

A 71-year-old cyclist was fatally injured. Three other people were seriously injured and taken to hospitals, police and prosecutors reported on Sunday evening.

The 36-year-old suspect is accused of killing his 69-year-old father in Ellerstadt in Rhineland-Palatinate shortly after 6 p.m. The alleged perpetrator then fled in a car before the police arrived.

In Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, he collided with four cyclists. After the serious accident, the man fled again – this time on foot. He then jumped into the adjacent Rhine.

“The man, who was probably in a mental state of emergency, was finally arrested by the police,” the investigators reported. A helicopter and the water police were deployed. It will now be further investigated.

The scene of the accident on Mannheim’s Rhenaniastrasse was cordoned off over a large area on Sunday evening.