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FOUR people were found dead and another seriously injured at a hospital near Berlin tonight.
Police have arrested a 51-year-old woman, thought to be an employee of the Oberlin Clinic, following the carnage in Potsdam, Germany.
Police arrived at the clinic just before 9pm, according to reports.
They found four people dead and a fifth person who was seriously injured.
A police spokesman said that the deaths were “the result of violence” and that the 51-year-old was the prime suspect.
The victims showed signs of significant external violence, police spokesman Thorsten Herbst added.
Herbst said the detained woman was suspected of the killings, but declined to immediately provide further details.
Local newspaper Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten has reported the victims were patients at the clinic and the detained woman was an employee.
The crime took place at the facility’s palliative care unit, wites Bild daily.
There has been no information regarding a motive behind the incident.
Officers remain at the scene and crime scene investigators have also been spotted.
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Based in Potsdam, the Oberlin Clinic is a specialist orthopaedic hospital with some 160 beds and 300 staff, according to its website.
Potsdam is on the southwestern edge of the German capital, Berlin.
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