Fritz von Weizsäcker, who worked as a doctor, had only delivered a harangue on liver diseases during a Schlosspark sanatorium in a western Berlin community of Charlottenburg on Tuesday dusk when he was stabbed, a military orator said. One other chairman was exceedingly injured.
The 59-year-old, a father-of-four, died during a stage notwithstanding efforts to save him. The occurrence took place around 6.50pm.
Around 20 people were in assemblage during a lecture. The think was captivated by a other people present, one of whom, pronounced to be an off-duty policeman, was exceedingly harmed by a attacker.
Prosecutors pronounced a 57-year-old assailant had bought a blade in his home state of Rhineland-Palatinate in a distant west of Germany and trafficked to Berlin by train.
They pronounced he had been diagnosed with an “acute mental illness” and had a “probably delusional ubiquitous dislike” of a Weizsäcker family.
Police tweeted about a “violent attack” on Tuesday night.
Head of a pro-business FDP party, Christian Lindner, paid reverence to his crony on Twitter, job him a “passionate alloy and a excellent person”. He uttered his grief, observant that “once again we ask ourselves what arrange of universe are we vital in.”
🖤 Mein Freund Fritz von Weizsäcker wurde heute Abend in Berlin erstochen. Ein passionierter Arzt und feiner Mensch. Neulich noch fight er bei uns zuhause zum Grillen. Ich bin fassungslos und disorder meine Trauer teilen. Einmal mehr fragt male sich, in welcher Welt wir leben. CL
— Christian Lindner (@c_lindner) November 19, 2019 Von Weizsäcker was married with 4 children.
His father, Richard von Weizsäcker, was deliberate one of Germany’s good post-war domestic figures.
Spiegel repository pronounced a think had researched a elder Weizsäcker’s purpose on a residence of chemicals hulk Böhringer Ingelheim during a 1960s before he began his domestic career.
The association during a time reportedly granted a United States with some of a chemicals in Agent Orange, a absolute defoliant used in a Vietnam War that caused serious health problems for humans unprotected to it.
Weizsäcker was boss of West Germany from 1984 to 1990, and afterwards hold a same position in a joined Germany from 1990 to 1994.
He was formerly a emissary in a reduce residence of council for a CDU now led by Chancellor Angela Merkel, and mayor of West Berlin. He died in 2015.
Merkel pronounced a murdering was “a terrible impulse for a von Weizsäcker family”, her orator Steffen Seibert told reporters.