In an attack on several passers-by, a man in Switzerland seriously injured two people and slightly injured four others. The perpetrator was arrested. The motive of the 40-year-old is still unknown, the police in the canton of Aargau reported on Thursday night. All six victims were taken to hospital with stab wounds. The perpetrator also had stab wounds and was receiving medical treatment under guard.

The crime happened yesterday afternoon in Zofingen in the canton of Aargau, around 50 kilometers southeast of Basel. The police received an emergency call shortly after 4 p.m. that a man was attacking people in a small town with around 12,500 inhabitants. According to the police, he had cutting or stabbing weapons with him. They moved out with a large contingent and cordoned off the area around the train station.

She initially asked residents to stay in their houses and close doors and windows because she could not rule out the possibility that several perpetrators were out and about. This later turned out to be a false alarm. “According to the current state of the investigation, it is likely that this was the crime of an individual,” the police said.

When the police arrived, the man fled into a building. According to the police, special forces were able to contact him and arrest him there after two hours. She was initially unable to provide any information about the perpetrator. He had no identification papers with him.