Police arrested teenager after German couple killed at home

German police arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of killing a couple at home while their four children were also present


BERLIN-German police arrested an 18-year-old man suspected of killing a couple at home while their four children were present.


Earlier on Sunday, the 47-year-old woman and her 51-year-old husband were found with stab wounds in the basement of their house in Mistelbach near Bayreuth, Bavaria.

Upper Franconia police said they received an alert from their neighbors and they heard a call for help shortly after midnight.

The police launched a search for the suspect, and the suspect surrendered to the police a few hours later.


The German news agency dpa quoted a police spokesperson as saying that the teenager was not a member of the family, but preliminary information indicated that he was a guest.

It is unclear whether the couple’s four minor children witnessed the crime. According to dpa, they are taken care of by social workers.

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