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(Bloomberg) -- At least five people were injured in an attack by a man armed with a chainsaw in Schaffhausen, Switzerland on Monday. The attacker is still on the run and dangerous, local police said.

While police ruled out terrorism, they currently do not know the perpetrator’s motives and background, spokeswoman Cindy Beer said. All five victims are currently hospitalized, with two seriously injured.

Helicopters were dispatched following an emergency call at 10:39 a.m. local time. Police from the neighboring canton of Thurgau came to assist, 20 Minuten reported. Authorities advise residents to remain indoors until further notice.

To contact the reporter on this story: Mara Bernath in Zurich at mbernath1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Jan Dahinten at jdahinten@bloomberg.net, Adveith Nair, Lukas Strobl

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