4 people killed, 1 wounded in Germany care clinic attack

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German police imposed a news blackout following an attack at a care clinic in the eastern city of Potsdam.
German police imposed a news blackout following an attack at a care clinic in the eastern city of Potsdam.
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Berlin – Four people have been killed and one person was seriously wounded in an attack at a care clinic in Germany, police said on Thursday.

Officers said the victims were subjected to "intense, extreme violence", but did not give any details around the circumstances of the killings in the eastern city of Potsdam.

A 51-year-old employee has been arrested "under strong suspicion" of carrying out the assault, police said.

The motivation for the attack is not known, they added.

Those killed are believed to be patients at the clinic, local newspaper Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten reported.

Brandenburg state police were called to the Oberlin Clinic at around 21:00 (local time) on Wednesday, according to reports, with the victims later discovered in their rooms.

Police have also imposed a news blackout.

The clinic specialises in helping those with disabilities, offering live-in care. The site includes housing, schools, and workshops.


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