Po­lice: Saw wielder also had cross­bows

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - INTERNATIONAL -

BER­LIN — The sus­pect in a chain-saw at­tack on a health in­surer’s of­fice in Switzer­land was car­ry­ing a bag with two cross­bows when he was de­tained, po­lice and pros­e­cu­tors said Wed­nes­day.

Franz Wrousis was ar­rested Tues­day evening in Thal­wil, a lake­side town south of Zurich and about 40 miles by road from the scene of Mon­day morn­ing’s at­tack in Schaffhausen. Po­lice said they don’t know how and when Wrousis got there.

The 50-year-old sus­pect was ar­rested af­ter po­lice were tipped off by lo­cals. Prose­cu­tor Peter Sticher said Wrousis was alone and on foot at the time of his ar­rest, and that “the ar­rest went with­out re­sis­tance — he be­haved prop­erly and co­op­er­a­tively.”

Sticher said at a news con­fer­ence in Schaffhausen that Wrousis was car­ry­ing a plas­tic bag with two loaded cross­bows and two sharp­ened wooden slats.

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, al­though the in­juries were not con­sid­ered life-threat­en­ing. Au­thor­i­ties are still search­ing for the chain saw used in the at­tack.

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