Dr Fritz von Weizsaecker, 59- son of former German president Richard von Weizsaecker- was stabbed to death by an assailant on Wednesday (Nov 20) in Berlin, leaving one other person seriously injured as bystanders tried to stop the attacker, police confirmed
The motive for the attack could not be ascertained as at press time. Dr Weizsaecker was confirmed dead at the scene as efforts to save him proved futile
His father, Mr Richard von Weizsaecker, was considered one of Germany’s great post-war political figures.
The elder Weizsaecker was president of West Germany from 1984 to 1990, and then held the same position in the united Germany from 1990 to 1994.
Dr Weizsaecker was married with four children.