Germany: a man placed in a psychiatric hospital after a knife attack

The alleged perpetrator of a knife attack on Friday at a German university that injured four people, including a woman who is in desperate condition, was transferred to a psychiatric hospital on Saturday, the Dortmund prosecutor's office said.

Germany: a man placed in a psychiatric hospital after a knife attack

The alleged perpetrator of a knife attack on Friday at a German university that injured four people, including a woman who is in desperate condition, was transferred to a psychiatric hospital on Saturday, the Dortmund prosecutor's office said.

A day earlier, the 34-year-old suspect armed with two kitchen knives took turns attacking four “randomly selected” people at this superior establishment in Hamm-Lippstadt, western Germany, said prosecutor's office spokesman Henner Kruse at a press conference.

A thirty-year-old assistant professor attacked while attending a conference is currently between life and death. “Doctors are pretty much out of hope that she will recover,” he said.

Previously, he had stabbed in the stomach eight times a 22-year-old student who had to be operated on urgently, but whose days are not in danger. The other two victims, a 22-year-old man and another young woman of the same age, were less seriously affected, he detailed.

The suspect, who studied for a long time in this establishment, was finally neutralized by students and the police quickly arrived on the scene.

He acknowledged the facts, explaining his gesture by the fact that he felt threatened by a group of students who, according to him, wanted to "annihilate him". He would suffer from “paranoid schizophrenia” and “hallucinations”, according to Mr. Kruse.

Long treated for mental disorders, he had attempted suicide two days before the events and had voluntarily stayed in a psychiatric care center before asking to be released.

The police ruled out any political or religious motive.

An investigation for attempted murder and serious injury has been opened against him, said the spokesman for the prosecution, judging it likely that he was not responsible at the time of his actions.

Yorum yapabilmek için üye girişi yapmanız gerekmektedir.

Üye değilseniz hemen üye olun veya giriş yapın.

NEXT NEWS