Health

Son of former German president stabbed to death

BERLIN — The son of former German President, Richard von Weizsäcker, was stabbed to death while he was giving a lecture at a Berlin medical clinic late Tuesday night, German police said.

Fritz von Weizsäcker, a prominent German physician, was giving a lecture on fatty liver diseases at the Schlosspark Clinic. Around an hour into the talks, a man in the audience reportedly approached von Weizsäcker and stabbed him several times with a knife.

He died at the scene despite immediate medical attention from colleagues, according to German media. Another man from the audience — who reportedly tried to stop the attack — was seriously wounded.

German police arrested a 57-year old man at the scene. “We cannot yet say anything about the attackers motive,” said police spokesman Michael Gassen, adding that the suspect was still being questioned.

Chancellor Angela Merkels spokesman Steffen Seibert said, “It is a terrible blow for the von Weizsäcker family and the sympathy of the chancellor, certainly also of the members of the federal government as a whole, goes to the widow, to the whole Read More – Source