After the rampage last Wednesday, nine people affected will be treated as inpatients in Berlin hospitals this week. This includes outpatient treatment. This was confirmed by the Senate Health Administration on request.
The suspect is among the nine patients. As reported, he is being cared for in a psychiatric ward and is being guarded. None of the nine patients is currently in critical condition.
Four pedestrians injured during the rampage are in the Charité. A spokesman for the state-owned university clinic announced at the weekend that the patients would probably have to “stay in hospital for a long time”.
In total, the police assume that more than 30 people were injured. Six of them were in mortal danger immediately after the crime on Wednesday, three others were seriously injured.
After the death drive, the public prosecutor announced that the suspected driver was apparently suffering from a mental illness. Drugs were found during a search of the 29-year-old’s apartment. The accused had released his doctors from the duty of confidentiality.
According to preliminary estimates, the disease could have contributed to the 29-year-old racing on the footpaths of Ku’damm and Tauentzienstraße near Breitscheidplatz. He was heading towards passers-by. Prosecutors have charged him with one count of murder and 17 counts of attempted murder.
A 10th school class from Bad Arolsen in Hesse, which was on its final trip to the capital, was particularly affected. The class teacher was killed by the gunman, another teacher and at least seven students were injured. A crisis team had been set up in Bad Arolsen. It was said that parents and students were looked after, partly by pastors, but also by the police.