OREANDA-NEWS. In Berlin, an unknown man stabbed the son of former German President Richard von Weizsacker Fritz. The incident occurred at Charlottenburg Palace Park Clinic, where the latter delivered a lecture, Tagesspiegel reports. As a result, the 59-year-old man died from his injuries.

Serious injuries were also received by one of the students of the lecture, who was trying to protect von Weizsacker, and was hospitalized with a serious wound. It's stated that the police managed to detain the suspect. His motives aren't known yet. Condolences on the death of von Weizsacker, who led the clinic in Charlottenburg over the past few years, were expressed by Christian Lindner, Chairman of the Free Democratic Party of Germany. “Great doctor and wonderful person. It’s scary to think what kind of world we live in”, he wrote on his Twitter.

Richard von Weizsacker was President of Germany in 1984-1994. His keynote address was a speech on the 40th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe. Then the head of state called not to forget the time of the Nazi dictatorship and remember the dead.