Hamburg - In the fatal knife attack on 16-year-old in Hamburg, the perpetrator may have injured himself. The police therefore asked the Hamburg doctors to report men with hand injury. The forwarded corresponding letter by email to more than 11,000 of its members. The broadcaster NDR 90.3 had previously reported on the manhunt.
The letter to more than 11,000 Hamburg doctors was very unusual, said spokeswoman for the medical association. You couldn't remember similar action. The police spokeswoman, on the other hand, emphasized that in comparable cases it is quite common to ask questions in hospitals, for example.
Doctors are subject to confidentiality. In individual cases, however, doctor can break the duty of confidentiality if he has indications that patient poses specific risk to the life and limb of other people, explained spokeswoman for the chamber.
On October 16, stranger fatally injured 16-year-old on the Alster with several stings. The attacker pushed his 15-year-old companion into the water, but she was unharmed. In call for witnesses, the police described the perpetrator as "southern figure", around 23 to 25 years old and 1.80 to 1.90 meters tall.
On Sunday night there was report from the terrorist organization Islamic State emerged in which she confesses to knife attack on two people in Hamburg. A police spokeswoman said today that the brief communication via the IS mouthpiece Amak will be examined further. It will be determined in all directions.