Chainsaw Assailant at Large After Attack in Switzerland

2 people seriously injured
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2017 8:31 AM CDT

(Newser) – Police in Switzerland are looking for the assailant in a bizarre attack: Authorities say a man injured five people with a chainsaw Monday morning in a small town, reports the BBC. Two of the victims were injured seriously. It's not clear what prompted the assault in the town of Schaffhausen, near the German border, but police say it doesn't appear to be terror-related. They released an image of a male suspect with an "untidy appearance." The man allegedly entered office buildings in the town, then fled in a white van. "It's a very peaceful place," a local journalist tells CNN. "Normally." (Read more chainsaw stories.)

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