In Brief: Son of a former German president stabbed to death in Berlin

Fritz von Weizsäcker, the son of former German president, Richard von Weizsäcker, was stabbed to death in a Charlottenburg hospital during a public medical lecture.

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The son of a former German president has been stabbed to death in Berlin.

A 57-year-old man attacked physician Fritz von Weizsäcker at the Schlosspark-Klinik hospital in Charlottenburg, fatally stabbing him. Von Weizäcker had been a department head of internal medicine at the hospital since 2005. He was delivering a medical lecture to a small crowd at the hospital when he was attacked by someone in the audience.

Several members of the crowd were able to restrain and apprehend the attacker, including a policeman, who was also injured during the scuffle.

Fritz von Weizsäcker is one of four children of the late CDU politician Richard von Weizsäcker, who was the governing mayor of Berlin from 1981-1984, and served as Germany’s President from 1984-1994.


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