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Swiss chainsaw attacker arrested


The suspect in a chainsaw attack on a health insurer’s office in Switzerland that left five people wounded has been caught after more than a day on the run.

Franz Wrousis was arrested on Tuesday in Thalwil, some 45 kilometres from the scene of Monday morning’s attack in Schaffhausen, police said.

Police issued a brief statement announcing the arrest but said they would give no further details before a news conference scheduled in Schaffhausen on Wednesday.

Authorities had issued an international arrest warrant for Wrousis, whom they described as aggressive and psychologically unstable. They said the 50-year-old has two previous convictions for weapons offences and no fixed residence.

Wrousis is accused of attacking two employees of a health insurance company at their office in Schaffhausen’s old town. One of them was seriously hurt, though the injuries were not considered life-threatening.

Authorities say Wrousis, a client of health insurer CSS, targeted the agency, although a motive rem…

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