a man attacks several passers-by with a knife before being arrested

a man attacks several passers-by with a knife before being arrested
a man attacks several passers-by with a knife before being arrested

A man “seriously injured” several passers-by in Zofingen, Switzerland. He was subsequently arrested by the police.

A man armed with a knife injured several passers-by this Wednesday, May 15 in the afternoon in the town of Zofingen, in northern Switzerland, before being arrested, police in the canton of Aargau said.

The identity and motive of the attacker, as well as the number of injured were not immediately communicated by the police.

Random attacks

The man first attacked a passer-by at the station of this town of around 12,000 inhabitants, which is about sixty kilometers south of Basel and the same distance west of Zurich.

He then walked and attacked several other people apparently at random before retreating into a house, according to the press release.

After approximately two hours, and after being contacted by a specialized team, the man was arrested by the police. He is also injured, police said.

The regional daily Aargauer Zeitung reports the testimony of a reader whose pregnant wife was allegedly attacked by the stranger “with a metal object”. The woman “was injured in the face and has some swelling but is doing well given the circumstances,” the husband told the newspaper.

She was transported to the cantonal hospital of Aarau, about twenty kilometers from Zofingen. The police launched an appeal for witnesses and asked the population to send them videos and photos for the purposes of the investigation.

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