Swiss chainsaw attacker evades police search

26 July, 2017, 01:06 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • A chilling image has emerged of a man carrying a chainsaw in his gym bag moments before he used the weapon to go on the rampage through a Swiss town

The Schaffhausen police department announced the arrest on its website Tuesday night.

They confirmed that he is on the run and described him as bald with an unkempt appearance and around 190cm tall.

Swiss police issued an global arrest warrant on Tuesday for a chainsaw-wielding attacker who remained on the run after wounding multiple people in an office building rampage.

The police investigate in the old town of Schaffhausen in Switzerland, where they search for an unknown man who attacked people, Monday, July 24, 2017.

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"This is not a terrorism case", the statement said.

Authorities said the suspect has previous convictions for weapons offences and has no fixed residence. Another three people were slightly injured in the attack, police said, but there was no information on them.

However, police did say the life of the man most seriously injured is no longer threatened.

During the course of the police investigation an image of the suspect taken just before his act of violence was unearthed. "But we can not say exactly what the motive was".

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Monday's attack unfolded shortly after 10:30 (08:30 GMT), when two workers were attacked and wounded by a chainsaw at the CSS insurance office.

Wrousis was previously registered as living in Graubuenden canton, in Switzerland's southeast. They underwent surgery and are recovering, she said.

"We are searching for a man whose description is now known".

Police cordoned off the area and ordered people to leave, according to Swiss newspaper Blick. Schaffhausen police released a photo of Wrousis taken before the incident on CCTV cameras. Ruedi Karrer - the president of Uhwiesen, a town less than two miles from Schaffhausen - told 20 Minuten that Wrousis stayed in the nearby forest for about two weeks before the attack.

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The border to Germany is located a few miles north of where the attack took place and an global arrest warrant has been issued.

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