Woman Accused of Killing 4 at Hospital

Victims at German hospital 'showed signs of significant external violence'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 29, 2021 2:43 AM CDT
Woman Accused of Killing 4 at Hospital
Paramedics leave the Oberlin Clinic hospital in Potsdam, Germany, Wednesday, April 28, 2021.   (Paul Zinken/dpa via AP)

German police said Thursday that a 51-year-old woman detained on suspicion of killing four people at a hospital in the eastern city of Potsdam is an employee at the clinic. Officers called to the Oberlin Clinic shortly before 9pm Wednesday found the victims and a fifth person who was seriously injured in patient rooms, Brandenburg state police said. "The victims showed signs of significant external violence," police spokesman Thorsten Herbst told the AP. Police were still investigating the exact circumstances but said the detained woman was "urgently suspected" of the killings. Local newspaper Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten reported the victims were residents of the Thusnelda von Saldern House, which cares for people with serious disabilities. (Read more Germany stories.)

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