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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 18 November 2018

Germany shooting: mother and son dead

Prosecutors investigate police shooting of 25-year-old man who attacked officers with scissors

Officers secure the crime scene where two people died during a police operation in Kirchheim an der Weinstrasse, Germany Reuters
Officers secure the crime scene where two people died during a police operation in Kirchheim an der Weinstrasse, Germany Reuters

A mother and her son died and two police were seriously injured when officers were called to an altercation at an apartment in south-western Germany on Friday.

Prosecutors said the 56-year-old woman called police to the apartment in Kirchheim an der Weinstrasse, a small town near Mannheim, and told officers that her son, 25, was having a "psychotic episode," was on drugs and had attacked her.

The son used scissors to stab two officers, who then shot him dead.

Prosecutors said the mother also died.

Results of a forensic examination will not be released until the beginning of the new week, the prosecutor said.