Killing in a German clinic: 4 dead, 1 seriously injured, an employee of the establishment arrested

Sylvie Claire / April 29, 2021


Four people were killed and a fifth seriously injured in a clinic for the disabled near Berlin, while an employee of the facility was arrested, local police said Wednesday night.


The injuries of all the victims are according to the findings the result of the use of intense, extreme violence, police said in a statement, without being able to immediately give details on the circumstances of the alleged murders. The four dead people were found in the evening in their respective rooms of this clinic located in Potsdam, a city adjacent to the capital Berlin, according to the police.



A 51-year-old employee of the clinic, on whom there are strong suspicions of being the author of the facts, has been arrested, added the investigators, while specifying that the motives of the presumed crimes remain at this stage undetermined. The clinic, named Thusnelda-von-Saldern-Haus, is specialized in the reception and support of people with physical or mental disabilities, including blind or autistic. In addition to the clinic itself, the site includes housing, schools, and workshops.

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