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Switzerland: Manhunt for forest-dwelling chainsaw attacker launched in Schaffhausen02:37

Switzerland: Manhunt for forest-dwelling chainsaw attacker launched in Schaffhausen

Switzerland, Schaffhausen
July 24, 2017 at 19:18 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police launched a major manhunt for the man who injured five people with a chainsaw in Schaffhausen on Switzerland's northern border with Germany earlier Monday. The attacker, who is believed to be 51-year-old Franz Wrousis, seriously wounded one employee at a health insurance company while four others are being treated for light injuries.

The attacker fled and is still on the run with police searches taking place in the old city centre and its vicinity. According to the police Major Ravi Landolt, Wrousis "deregistered from his previous home" and "had been living in the forest for the last few weeks."

Schaffhausen state prosecutor Peter Stichler urged the local population to be cautious noting that the suspect "could be nearby" and is considered dangerous.

Wrousis has a previous criminal record in relation with weapons offences in 2014 and 2016.

Switzerland: Manhunt for forest-dwelling chainsaw attacker launched in Schaffhausen02:37
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Police launched a major manhunt for the man who injured five people with a chainsaw in Schaffhausen on Switzerland's northern border with Germany earlier Monday. The attacker, who is believed to be 51-year-old Franz Wrousis, seriously wounded one employee at a health insurance company while four others are being treated for light injuries.

The attacker fled and is still on the run with police searches taking place in the old city centre and its vicinity. According to the police Major Ravi Landolt, Wrousis "deregistered from his previous home" and "had been living in the forest for the last few weeks."

Schaffhausen state prosecutor Peter Stichler urged the local population to be cautious noting that the suspect "could be nearby" and is considered dangerous.

Wrousis has a previous criminal record in relation with weapons offences in 2014 and 2016.

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