Five injured in Swiss chainsaw attack

Major police operation under way in Schaffhausen five injured

The alert was given at 10: 39 am, local time, and large numbers of police immediately cordoned off a section of the old city. "They said to send everyone out and close the door".

The building where the attack took place is home to a bookshop and insurance and lawyers' offices. They said the assault was "not an act of terror", but also not random.

One witness told Swiss paper Blick: "The police completely sealed off the old town".

Two people are said to have been seriously hurt after an unidentified male suspect launched the attack in the northern town.

Wettstein said the suspect has a health insurance policy with the company. Measuring about 6ft 2inches in height, he's believed to be driving a white Volkswagen Caddy.




Police warned that the man, who is about 190cm (6.2ft) tall, with an unkempt appearance, is unsafe.

Police said Wrousis, 51, who was not previously known in the area, is likely armed and unsafe.

Another three people were slightly injured in the attack, police said.

"We can't say exactly what happened at this point", said Beer. "All we know is he wanted to harm our employees".

Schaffhausen is a city of about 36,000 people north of Zurich, near the border with Germany.

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