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At least five people were wounded in Switzerland on Monday in an attack by a man wielding a chainsaw, local media said.

Two of the wounded suffered serious injuries, in what the police said was “not a terrorist act.”

Witnesses, including a local shop manager, in the city of Schaffhausen told the Blick news site that the attacker was wielding a chainsaw and that businesses and pedestrians had been evacuated.

Police, ambulances and a helicopter had rushed to the scene in the northern city and had sealed off the area.

Speaking shortly after the morning attack, they said they issued a description of the man, who is on the run.

The police said that they have identified the suspect, adding that he is about 1 meter 90 centimeters (6.2 feet) tall, bald and with an unkempt appearance.

He is believed to be driving a Volkswagen vehicle with Swiss plates.

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Asharq Al-Awsat is the world’s premier pan-Arab daily newspaper, printed simultaneously each day on four continents in 14 cities. Launched in London in 1978, Asharq Al-Awsat has established itself as the decisive publication on pan-Arab and international affairs, offering its readers in-depth analysis and exclusive editorials, as well as the most comprehensive coverage of the entire Arab world.

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