05 April 2020,   23:46
Son of former German president stabbed to death in Berlin hospital

Fritz von Weizsacker, the son of the late President Richard von Weizsacker, was stabbed to death on Tuesday while giving a lecture at a Berlin hospital, according to local police.

Authorities said a man stabbed von Weizsacker, 59, during his medical lecture at the Schlosspark hospital in the western Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg, where von Weizsacker is a senior internal medicine specialist. Police apprehended the attacker with the help of members of the crowd.

One other person, an off-duty police officer in the audience, was also seriously injured while trying to stop the attacker. The officer was taken to a different hospital to receive treatment, Berlin’s fire department said on Twitter.