A father has been arrested after stabbing three of his children in Thuringia, Germany, in an attack which has left two of the children dead and the other in critical condition.
The mother of the children, aged one, three and four, had been in hospital and when she returned home she discovered that they had been stabbed by their father.
The man was still in the house when she came home, according to Westdeutsche Zeitung.
It is not yet clear what the 27-year-old's motive was for the stabbing.
A spokeswoman for the police said that the father had also been injured in the incident and is in hospital.
Prosecutors said that the mother and father had been violent towards each other previously, but neither had ever hurt the children before.