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 as bald, unkept, and around 190 cm (6 feet 3 inches ) tall and appealed for help from the public.
Police later released photos of the suspect.
The attack happened inside an office building on a shopping street in the center of Schaffhausen, a medieval 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.
Helicopter ambulances were on the scene.