- Title: Chainsaw attacker wounds five in Swiss town, police launch manhunt
- Date: 24th July 2017
- Summary: SCHAFFHAUSEN, SWITZERLAND (JULY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) POLICE AT SCENE, ONE CARRYING BOX OF ITEMS POLICE BEHIND CORDON (SOUNDBITE) (Swiss German) SCHAFFHAUSEN POLICE SPOKESPERSON, CINDY BEER, SAYING: "He is bald and he is probably driving a white VW Caddy with a (Swiss) license plate from the canton of Grisons. We can now also confirm that the man injured people with a chainsaw. Five people were injured, two of them seriously and three lightly. This is not a terror attack, we can definitely confirm that this is no terror attack." POLICE OFFICERS WALKING (SOUNDBITE) (Swiss German) SCHAFFHAUSEN POLICE SPOKESPERSON, CINDY BEER, SAYING: REPORTER ASKING: "From what you know so far, he was acting alone?" BEER SAYING: "From what we know so far, he was acting alone." REPORTER ASKING: "Is anything known as to this person's motives?" BEER SAYING: "So far we can't say anything on that." POLICE STANDING BY CORDON AMBULANCE LEAVING SCENE POLICE CORDON JOURNALISTS AT SCENE
- Embargoed: 7th August 2017 15:04
- Keywords: chainsaw attack crime police Schaffhausen manhunt injuries in Schaffhausen wounded police manhunt in Switzerland
- Location: SCHAFFHAUSEN, SWITZERLAND AND UNKNOWN LOCATION
- City: SCHAFFHAUSEN, SWITZERLAND AND UNKNOWN LOCATION
- Country: Switzerland
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0036R2UTS7
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- Story Text: A man armed with a chainsaw wounded at least five people, two of them seriously, on Monday (July 24) in a small Swiss town that was then put into lockdown as police hunted for the suspect.
Police said the attack was "not an act of terror". They said they had identified the attacker, but did not name him, describing him in a statement appealing for help from the public as bald, unkempt and around 190 cm (six feet three inches) tall.
The attack happened inside an office building on a shopping street in the centre of Schaffhausen, a mediaeval town of 36,000 inhabitants on the German border, police said.
Police cordoned off the area and ordered people to leave, Swiss newspaper Blick said. Witnesses saw bleeding victims being treated by rescue crews, it reported.
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