2 Swiss bankers hit by acid attack

2010-08-25 20:04

Geneva - At least two people have been injured after bankers in western Switzerland received booby-trapped packages containing a highly corrosive liquid, police confirmed on Wednesday.

Police in the western Swiss canton of Geneva "have sent a letter to banks in Geneva warning of them of the danger," police spokesperson Jean-Philippe Brandt told AFP.

The Swiss daily Tribune de Geneve reported that several bankers received the packages containing a small container of an "extremely acid" substance by post on Monday.

Two of the recipients were injured, it added, although it gave no information on their condition or the number of people targeted. The packages, which were postmarked August 22, were mailed in Switzerland.

Brandt confirmed the information given by the newspaper, adding that chemical tests on the liquid were underway.

He said police could not rule out that are more of the booby-trapped packages, but declined to give further details.