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    SWITZERLAND: At least 5 injured in chainsaw rampage in Schaffhausen

    http://www.straitstimes.com/world/eu...fhausen-police

    At least five people are injured, two of them seriously, in an attack by an unidentified male suspect in the northern Swiss town of Schaffhausen, police said on Monday (July 24).

    The owner of a shop in the area told Blick that a man with a chainsaw was walking the streets, and that pedestrians and residents had been asked to leave shops and apartments.
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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7856921.html

    At least five people have been injured, two seriously, after a man attacked people in the streets in the Swiss town of Schaffhausen.

    Police said the perpetrator is still at large after the attack, which prompted them to seal off the centre of the town on the German border.

    A shop owner told Blick a man with a chainsaw was walking the streets, the newspaper later said the rumour could not be confirmed.


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    https://kurier.at/chronik/weltchroni...te/276.802.109

    A man with a chainsaw is said to have injured several people in the city center in the town of Schaffhausen.The police confirmed a large-scale operation and announced on Monday that five people have been injured, two of them severely.

    The unknown offender is bering sought under high pressure. "It is not yet clear what exactly happened," said a policewoman.The tabloid Blick was told by a shopkeeper that she had seen a man with chainsaw. The policewoman offered no details about the weapon for the time being. She did not confirm media reports about a chainsaw.


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    Last edited by ZaZara; 07-24-2017 at 08:02 AM.
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    SCHAFFHAUSEN POLICE: PERPETRATOR IDENTIFIED, CALL FOR WITNESSES


    http://www.shpol.ch/News.84.0.html?&...424bedc9e32ab3


    Town SH: Call for witnesses about an armed perpetrator

    (SHPol / StA) On Monday morning, 24.07.2017, a man armed with a chainsaw arrived on the location Vorstadt 18 in 8200 Schaffhausen and injured several persons there. The old town of Schaffhausen is on lock down in a large area, the search for the now identified suspect is running on high-speed.

    At 10.39 am on Monday (24.07.2017) the report arrived at the Schaffhauser police station and traffic control center, that a man armed with a chainsaw arrived in an office building in the Vorstadt 18 in 8200 Schaffhausen. The man injured several people, two of whom severely. The persons have been taken to the hospital for care.

    The suspect is described as follows:

    Male, about 190 cm, bald head, unkempt appearance,

    Caution: The suspect is dangerous!

    The suspect is presumably on the road with a white VW Caddy with GR license plates.


    The Schaffhauser police are deployed on a large scale with their partners. This is not a terrorist act.

    The Schaffhauser police have set up a hotline with the telephone number 052 632 83 90. Persons who can provide information about the suspect please contact the Schaffhauser police (tel. 052 624 24 24).

    The press conference will be held in the Schaffhausen Vocational Training Center on Monday, 24.07.2017, 16.00 hrs.


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    This is the official statement on the website of the Schaffhausen Police.
    Last edited by ZaZara; 07-24-2017 at 08:02 AM.
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    A lawyers' office is located at the adress Vorstadt 18 in Schaffhausen.

    They also offer conflict resolution and mediation.

    Something did not work out as planned ....
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    POLICE PUBLISHES PICTURES OF SUSPECT

    http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama...story/27989016

    LE has found the white VW Caddy in which the attacker allegedly fled. The attacker is still on the run.

    The police have published pictures of the perpetrator.


    schaffhausen.jpeg


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    LOCATION OF THE ATTACK: OFFICE OF AN INSURANCE COMPANY

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    http://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/panorama...story/27989016

    According to Christina Wettstein, a spokeswoman for CSS insurance, two of the injured are two CSS employees. The attacker had entered the CSS branch in the property Vorstadt 18 and attacked the employees. They were hospitalized.


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    CSS-Versicherungen offer Health Insurance.
    They were elected the Most Trusted Health Insurer of 2016.

    Beside health insurance, CSS also offer Travel insurance, Liability insurance, Household insurance, Buildings insurance.


    https://www.css.ch/de/home.html


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    CHAINSAW ATTACKER IS A MISFIT WITH MULTIPLE PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS

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    http://www.srf.ch/news/regional/zuer...r-aussenseiter

    The Schaffhauser police have identified the chainsaw attacker: he is a 51-year-old outsider who lives mostly in forests. He is still in possession of the chainsaw, the police told a media conference. Where the perpetrator is, is unclear. The investigators cannot rule out that he may have gone to Germany either.

    The Schaffhausen authorities are informing about the latest findings at a media conference. The injured are no longer in a life threatening situation.

    The perpetrator allegedly lives mainly in the woods and is considered very dangerous. The attack was directed against the insurance company. All-clear cannot be given.

    The man may react very aggressively, according to the police. Therefore, the public is urged to contact the police immediately if the man is sighted.

    According to the authorities, the German police are also involved in the search. A total of more than 100 police officers are involved.


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    Thanks for all the links and for following this, ZaZara. I sure hope they can locate him. with his ability to hide out for his living arrangement, this may be a difficult one. Praying he is captured asap.
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    WERE SHOTS HEARD IN THE WOODS NEAR UHWIESEN?

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    https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/zu...id7038782.html

    The chainsaw man is called Frank Wrousis.
    He is 51 years old, has a bald head and is 1.90 meters tall.
    He was born on October 20, 1966.
    According to the police he has an "unkempt, neglected appearance".
    He may still carry the chainsaw with him.
    He suffers from a schizophrenic disorder. As soon as he feels in a tight spot, he can react aggressively.
    He was a client of the health insurance CSS, whose branch he attacked on Monday morning.
    Wrousis has no fixed place of residence.
    Recently, he informed a Bündner community of his departure.
    He was convicted and a gun freak: In 2014 and 2016 he violated the weapons law.
    The perpetrator moved house several times and lived temporarily in hotels.
    Lastly he moved into a forest in the Zurich municipality of Uhwiesen, about two kilometers from Schaffhausen.
    He has only lived there for about three weeks - apparently with a mattress in the VW Caddy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Spellbound View Post
    Thanks for all the links and for following this, ZaZara. I sure hope they can locate him. with his ability to hide out for his living arrangement, this may be a difficult one. Praying he is captured asap.
    When this started, I had no idea it would turn out like this.
    My first thought was terrorism, like many did. Unfortunately that is our default thought these days.

    He has lost his car, so where will he sleep?

    Video: "I saw him often in his car"
    A Swiss woman passed his car in the woods every day for the last four weeks, she saw the man too and never had or problem or felt threatened, and then she heard the news this morning ... listen to the rythm of her voice as she tells ...

    "«Habe ihn oft in seinem Auto gesehen»" https://www.srf.ch/play/tv/redirect/...5-9a3f208f50a9 via @SRF
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    POLICE: PICTURE OF CHAINSAW MAN SHORTLY BEFORE THE ATTACK

    Blick.ch
    https://www.blick.ch/news/schweiz/zu...id7038782.html

    The Schaffhauser police and the public prosecutor's office of the canton of Schaffhausen have published a current search photo of Franz Wrousis, that was taken immediately before the attack. The search continues on full steam.

    The investigation led to another photo of the perpetrator, that has been taken immediately before the crime. It can be observed that the perpetrator was wearing a green windbreaker and black trousers. He carried a big black bag in which he allegedly transported the chainsaw. Also, the photo shows that the offender has a high brow and short brown hair.

    schaffhausen2.jpg


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    Do you know if we have WS members in or from this area?
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