Five injured in Swiss chainsaw rampage

2017-07-24 13:58
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Geneva - A man armed with a chainsaw injured at least five people in an attack in a Swiss town on Monday, local media reported.

The Blick news site said police, ambulances and a helicopter had rushed to the scene in Schaffhausen and had sealed off the area.

Witnesses, including a local shop manager, told Blick the attacker was wielding a chainsaw and that businesses and pedestrians had been evacuated.

Police told multiple local media outlets there had been an attack but officers have not confirmed that a chainsaw was used.

They say they have now identified the suspect, adding that he is about 1.9m tall, bald and with an unkempt appearance. He's believed to be driving a Volkswagen vehicle with Swiss plates.

Police say that the attack "is not a terrorist act."

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