A 21-year-old psychiatric patient has been accused of allegedly killing two fellow patients and attacking two female nurses and a police officer at a German hospital.
The patient, a man, who admitted himself to the psychiatric clinic in the northern town of Lüneburg, near Hamburg, on Thursday, February 18, allegedly attacked two older male patients, aged 54 and 56, on Friday night at 2am and murdered them.
He then attacked the nursing staff and injured two female nurses, aged 42 and 61, and a police officer, Lueneburg police spokesperson Antje Freudenberg said.
According to local newspaper Die Lippische Landes-Zeitung, a lot of police officers rushed to the Lüneburg Psychiatric Clinic, but on approaching the suspect, he allegedly threw objects at them, injuring one of their officer.
However the police said they were able to subdue and arrest him using pepper spray
Police say the suspect strangled the 54-year-old man to death while the older patient was rushed to hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.
The suspect remains in custody while the investigation is ongoing.