An employee at a German hospital went on a stabbing rampage at work, murdering four patients and seriously injuring another, reports said.
The woman, 51, was detained after the victims were discovered around 9 p.m. Wednesday in several rooms at the Oberlin Clinic, a specialist orthopedic center in Potsdam near Berlin, police said.
Some of the victims at the Oberlin Clinic in Potsdam, Germany were disabled.Maja Hitij/Getty Images
The five victims were patients, some of whom had severe disabilities and required respiratory support, German newspaper Tagesspiegel reported.
Police investigate outside of Oberlin Clinic in Potsdam, Germany on April 29, 2021.Maja Hitij/Getty Images
“The victims showed signs of significant external violence,” police spokesman Thorsten Herbst said.
People place flowers near the Oberlin Clinic for the victims of the attacks.Maja Hitij/Getty Images
Herbst said the detained staffer was “urgently suspected” of the killings.
Police have not released information about her identity or a motive.
Paramedics leave the grounds of the Oberlin