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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:20 AM

Son of one of Germany's most respected former presidents stabbed to death during lecture

Source: Associated Press, via NBC News

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Son of one of Germany's most respected former presidents stabbed to death during lecture
The victim, a physician, was the son of former president Richard von Weizsaecker, who served as president during Germany's reunification.

Nov. 20, 2019, 6:53 AM EST
By The Associated Press

BERLIN -- The son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker was stabbed to death while he was giving a lecture at a hospital in Berlin where he worked as a head physician, police said Wednesday.

A 57-year-old German man is in custody after he jumped up from the audience at the Schlosspark-Klinik and attacked Fritz von Weizsaecker with a knife on Tuesday evening.

An off-duty police officer in the audience who tried to stop the attack was seriously wounded and had to undergo surgery.

Von Weizsaecker died at the scene despite immediate attention from colleagues.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/son-one-germany-s-most-respected-former-presidents-stabbed-death-n1086546

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mahatmakanejeeves Nov 20 OP
underpants Nov 20 #1
PatSeg Nov 20 #2
Delphinus Nov 20 #3
OldEurope Nov 20 #4
LanternWaste Nov 20 #5

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 09:22 AM

1. Ok that's just bizarre

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Response to underpants (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:38 AM

2. My reaction as well

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 11:27 AM

3. Mine too.

Wow - I can't wait to hear what precipitated this attack. How awful.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 12:24 PM

4. Psychosis.

The murderer is psychotic. He is convinced that the Weizsäcker family is guilty of any harm that happened to him or something.
How sad.

Edited to add: Info from German public tv news.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Nov 20, 2019, 03:22 PM

5. A knife rather than a slushie, eh?

Seems to make a world of difference in regards to outcome... but for far too many, the two are identical in kind, intent and measure.

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