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Man 'kills flatmate and jumps from window'

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Man 'kills flatmate and jumps from window'
Photo: DPA
11:58 CEST+02:00
A German man apparently stabbed his 21-year-old flatmate to death before attempting suicide in Berlin on Friday morning. He is still critically injured.

Emergency services were called to a block in the northern Berlin district of Wedding at around 8:30am, after a neighbour reported seeing a seriously injured man lying in the courtyard.

The police arrived to find an open window in a fourth-floor flat, where they discovered the body of 21-year-old Hannah K. lying in the living room.

"After investigating the flat, officers came upon a dead woman with several stab wounds," a police spokesman told the Bild newspaper.

The victim, described as a freelance artist who had studied textile and surface design, is said to have rented the 160-square-metre flat two months ago, and sub-let the other rooms to five men.

The motive behind the killing remains a mystery – the man is still unconscious and severely injured in hospital.

"The perpetrator and victim were not apparently romantically involved," the spokesman said.

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