Four people were blessed with sales during an attack on a university in eastern Germany. The alleged perpetrator, who was arrested on Friday, was transferred to a psychiatric hospital on Saturday, the Dortmund prosecutor’s office announced.
The 34-year-old suspect, armed with two kitchen knives, took turns picking four “randomly selected” people at this superior establishment in Hamm-Lippstadt (North Rhine-Westphalia), the spokesman said. – Henner Kruse from the public prosecutor’s office during a press conference. A 30-year-old assistant professor, who was assaulted while attending a conference, is now between life and death. “Doctors have little hope that she will survive.”
Earlier, he had stabbed a 22-year-old student in the stomach eight times, who had to undergo emergency surgery 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 severely affected, he said.
He had attempted suicide
Le suspect, who studied for a long time in this establishment, had the end neutralized by the students and the police quickly arrived at their place. He acknowledged the facts, explaining that he felt threatened by a group of students who wanted to “destroy” him. He is said to be suffering from “paranoid schizophrenia” and “hallucinations,” according to Henner Kruse.
He had been treated for mental illness for a long time, had attempted suicide two days before the incident and had voluntarily stayed in a psychiatric care center before requesting to leave. Police ruled out any political or religious motives. An investigation into the attempted murder and serious injury has been opened against him, the prosecutor’s office spokesman said, believing he was not responsible at the time of his actions.