Five injured in Switzerland chainsaw attack

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Geneva, July 24 (IANS) At least five people were injured on Monday by an unknown assailant wielding a chainsaw in the northern Swiss town of Schaffhausen, police said.

Police confirmed it had received a call about a man, armed with a chainsaw, who entered an office building near the local train station in the medieval old town and attacked several people, Efe news reported.

The injured persons were hospitalized and two out of them were seriously hurt, said Schaffhausen police spokeswoman Cindy Beer.

The old town had been cordoned off as officers searched for the suspect who had fled the scene.

Police released a statement describing the suspect as a bald male with a dishevelled appearance and approximately 6 feet and 3 inches tall.



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