Manhunt Underway After Chainsaw-Wielding Maniac Goes On Swiss Town Rampage
A manhunt is underway for a chainsaw-wielding man who injured at least 5 people during a rampage in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen.
Sun UK reports:
Cops have swarmed the town of Schaffhausen with witnesses telling of being barricaded in shops.
Footage shows panicked shoppers watching as armed cops seal off the cobbled streets of the town centre.
Local news site Blick reports accounts from locals saying an elderly man with severe head wounds was rushed in an ambulance to hospital.
Another eyewitness claimed to see at least two people being treated.
A shoe shop worker said one of their customers was among the injured, adding: “Nobody can leave the stores anymore.”
Schaffhausen police confirmed just after 11am they are involved in a “special situation” and are hunting for a suspect.
At least five people were injured with two in a serious condition, spokesperson Cindy Beer added.
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According to Zerohedge:
Police claim the attack was “not an act of terror” according to Reuters. Authorities said they had identified the attacker, but did not name him, describing him in a statement appealing for help from the public as bald, unkempt and around 190 cm (six feet three inches) tall, and is believed to be driving a white Volkswagen Caddy.
The attack happened inside an office building on a shopping street in the centre of Schaffhausen, a medieval town of 36,000 inhabitants on the German border, just after 10:30am local time. 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.
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