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Five injured in Swiss chainsaw attack: reports

Jul 24. 2017
Swiss police are seen in the old quarter of Schaffhausen, northern Switzerland on July 24, 2017, after a man armed with a chainsaw injured at least five people in an attack. // AFP PHOTO
Swiss police are seen in the old quarter of Schaffhausen, northern Switzerland on July 24, 2017, after a man armed with a chainsaw injured at least five people in an attack. // AFP PHOTO
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By Agence France-Presse

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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. 

 

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