The prosecutor’s office in Dortmund, Germany, reported the death of a 30-year-old woman from Essen, one of the victims of a Friday knife attack at a college in Hamm in North Rhine-Westphalia. The woman died late Saturday afternoon from her injuries.
The 34-year-old man who committed the attack has long suffered from mental health problems, Dortmund prosecutor’s spokesman Henner Kruse said on Saturday.
According to Kruse, the man left the psychiatric ward of the hospital on Friday at his own request. He was there because of a suicide attempt. The suspect had been undergoing psychiatric treatment for a long time. During a search of his apartment in the dormitory, “numerous psychotropic drugs” were found.
The perpetrator of the attack felt harassed by a group of people who, in his opinion, wanted to kill him. He reported this fact to the police. The student’s psychological problems were known at the university, and his parents also knew about them.
On Friday at the Hamm College the man attacked four people and seriously injured some of them. He was overpowered by students in a lecture hall and then arrested by the police. The man was placed in a psychiatric hospital.
German broadcaster Deutsche Welle recalled that the attack in Hamm took place only a few days after the tragic incident in Berlin, where a passenger car crashed into a group of people. As a result of the hit, 14 students from the German state of Hesse were injured. Their teacher was killed instantly.
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