The son of former Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker has been killed. The chief physician at the time of the act he held a lecture in a Berlin clinic.
In a private clinic in Berlin , an attacker killed during a lecture the chief physician of the local gastroenterology department Fritz von Weizsäcker. This was confirmed by a police spokeswoman. The 59-year-old was one of four children of former Federal President Richard von Weizsäcker .
The incident occurred at around 6.50 pm in the private Schlosspark Clinic near the Charlottenburg Palace. Weizsäcker held a lecture on fatty liver at the time.
According to a police spokeswoman, he was suddenly attacked by a man. Another man in the auditorium had intervened and was seriously injured. The Berlin police wrote on Twitter that immediately initiated resuscitation measures were unsuccessful. Weizsäcker died on the spot.
Several people from the audience helped loudly police to detain the perpetrator and hand over to the police. The suspect was arrested and a homicide commission investigated. Experts investigated the crime scene.
Fritz von Weizsäcker has been head of the Department of Internal Medicine I at the Schlosspark Clinic since 2005, after having worked in Freiburg, Boston and Zurich. From Weizsäcker’s father Richard von Weizsäcker was from 1981 to 1984 Governing Mayor of Berlin and from 1984 to 1994 Federal President of the Federal Republic. He died on January 31, 2015.
According to the website of the clinic, there are regular events that are usually addressed to interested medical laymen who want to learn about diseases, their diagnosis and treatment options.
The clinic claims to have around 340 beds and participates in emergency psychiatric care for Charlottenburg-Nord. There are specialist departments among others for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Neurology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry and Internal Medicine such as Gastroenterology and Cardiology.