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Man kills himself and his family over fears from his employer discovering fake vaccine card, German police say

Image Source: New York Post YouTube video screenshot

A man reportedly killed himself and his family over fears of his fake vaccine card being discovered by the man's employer.

German police said they were called to a gruesome scene at the man's home on Saturday by witnesses who saw lifeless bodies through the windows.

They discovered five members of a family killed at the home in the town of Königs Wusterhausen, outside of Berlin. The 40-year-old parents were found with their three children aged 10, 8, and 4-years-old.

Police said they found a suicide note that explained that the man had obtained fake vaccine cards for himself and his wife, but that the employer had discovered the false documents. The parents were afraid that their children might be taken away from them, said Chief Public Prosecutor Gernot Bantleon, because the employer had threatened to report them.

Investigators believe the man killed his wife and the children, and then killed himself. Police found a gun in the home, but reports were unclear on whether the family died from gun wounds or knife wounds.

It's also believed that the man was despairing because he lost his job over the fake vaccine card incident.

German media reported that the family had been under quarantine. Germany has raised social distancing restrictions after coronavirus cases have soared in recent weeks. The government has implemented a vaccine mandate for all workers in the country.

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the increased restrictions last week after the fourth wave of the coronavirus epidemic.

"The fourth wave must be broken and this has not yet been achieved," said Merkel. "Given the situation, I think it is appropriate to adopt compulsory vaccination."

Here's news video of the scene of the horrible incident:

German man kills family in murder-suicide after being busted over fake vaccine card | New York Postwww.youtube.com

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