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19-year-old allegedly killed parents and brother in Germany

A 19-year-old is said to have killed his parents and brother with a stabbing weapon in Germany near the border with Switzerland.

The man's sister was seriously injured on Tuesday evening, the police and public prosecutor's office jointly announced on Wednesday. The suspect was arrested. The background to the crime in the Waldshut district initially remained unclear.

Where exactly the attack took place also remained unclear. The investigators spoke of an "eastern district community in the Waldshut district". The parents died at the scene of the alleged attack, an apartment building. They were 58 and 61 years old. "The 34-year-old brother of the suspect died in hospital as a result of his injuries despite resuscitation measures," the investigators said.

The 19-year-old's sister also suffered serious stab wounds. She was taken to hospital by rescue helicopter. Her injuries were not life-threatening. The suspect reportedly has German and Italian citizenship.

The public prosecutor's office in Waldshut-Tiengen intends to apply for an arrest warrant against the 19-year-old at the Waldshut-Tiengen district court on Wednesday on urgent suspicion of manslaughter in three cases and attempted manslaughter, according to the statement. The investigation is ongoing.

©Keystone/SDA

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