Four dead and one seriously injured in massacre at Potsdam clinic for the disabled

Four dead and one seriously injured in massacre at Potsdam clinic for the disabled

Four people died and another was seriously injured at a clinic for the disabled near Berlin, Germany while an employee of the establishment was detained, local police reported Wednesday night.

The injuries suffered by the victims “are the result of the use of intense, extreme violence,” police said in a statement, unable to give details about the circumstances of the alleged killings.

The four deceased were found at night in their respective rooms of this clinic in Potsdam, a city adjoining Berlin, police reported.

A 51-year-old clinic employee, “who is strongly suspected” of being the perpetrator, has been detained, the investigators added.

The clínica Thusnelda-von-Saldern-Haus specializes in welcoming and supporting people with physical or mental disabilities, particularly blind or autistic people.

In addition to the clinic, in the complex there are houses, schools and workshops.

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