Five injured in Swiss chainsaw attack: reports

Geneva (AFP) –


A man armed with a chainsaw injured at least five people in an attack in a Swiss town on Monday, local media reported.

The Blick news site said police, ambulances and a helicopter had rushed to the scene in Schaffhausen and had sealed off the area.

Witnesses, including a local shop manager, told Blick the attacker was wielding a chainsaw and that businesses and pedestrians had been evacuated.

Police told multiple local media outlets there had been an attack but officers have not confirmed that a chainsaw was used.