Man attacks and injures random passers-by in Zofingen

Man attacks and injures random passers-by in Zofingen
Man attacks and injures random passers-by in Zofingen

Frightening scenes on Wednesday afternoon in Zofingen, in the canton of Aargau. A man armed with a knife injured several passers-by before being arrested, police in the canton of Aargau said. The identity and motive of the attacker, as well as the number of injured – some seriously – have not been communicated.

Around 4 p.m., the man first attacked a passerby at the station in this town of around 12,000 inhabitants. He then ran away and attacked seemingly random people before retreating into a house. “It is clear that some people were seriously injured,” said Bernhard Graser, spokesman for the Aargau police.

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

The regional daily “Aargauer Zeitun”g 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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