- Title: General views of Thalwil after arrest of Swiss chainsaw attacker
- Date: 26th July 2017
- Summary: THALWIL, SWITZERLAND (JULY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) (NIGHT SHOTS) TRAIN AT THALWIL TRAIN STATION SIGN FOR THALWIL TRAIN STATION PEOPLE STANDING ON PLATFORM VARIOUS OF BUILDINGS TRAIN LEAVING PLATFORM SIGN FOR THALWIL
- Embargoed: 9th August 2017 00:23
- Keywords: Thalwil
- Location: THALWIL, SWITZERLAND
- City: THALWIL, SWITZERLAND
- Country: Switzerland
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0016R7WJ7R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THERE HAS BEEN NO CONFIRMATION OF WHERE EXACTLY IN THALWIL THE ATTACKER WAS ARRESTED
Night fell on the Swiss town of Thalwil on Tuesday (July 25), where a suspect was arrested after a chainsaw attack about 60 kilometres away sparked an international manhunt.
Swiss police on Tuesday arrested a 50-year-old man a day after he stormed into an insurance office in Schaffhausen wielding a chainsaw and wounded two staff members, bringing an end to a two-day manhunt that had also involved German police.
Zurich cantonal place said in a statement that they had arrested the suspect in Thalwil, although it is not yet confirmed where exactly the arrest took place.
Police had identified the suspect as Franz Wrousis, a drifter with a criminal record who mostly lived in the woods.
It was not clear what may have prompted the man to assault the two office workers, one of whom was badly hurt. CSS, whose office Wrousis stormed, said he was a client.
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