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Son of former German president stabbed to death in Berlin hospital

11:30, Wednesday, 20 November, 2019
Son of former German president stabbed to death in Berlin hospital

Fritz von Weizsäcker, the son of the late President Richard von Weizsäcker, was stabbed to death on Tuesday while giving a lecture at a Berlin hospital, according to local police.Authorities said a man stabbed von Weizsäcker, 59, during his medical lecture at the Schlosspark hospital in the western Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, where von Weizsäcker is a senior internal medicine specialist. Police apprehended the attacker with the help of members of the crowd.One other person in the audience, who police said was there privately, was also seriously injured while trying to stop the attacker. That person was taken to a different hospital to receive treatment, Berlin's fire department said on Twitter.

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