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Teenager's axe rampage wounds several in Switzerland: police

[GENEVA] A teenager armed with an axe injured several people in a rampage in Switzerland on Sunday before being shot and arrested, police said, describing the incident as unrelated to terrorism.

Police in the canton of St Gallen said the 17-year-old Latvian national carried out the attack at the post office in the northeast town of Flums.

Several people were wounded in the initial attack before the assailant "escaped with a stolen car", police spokesman Krusi Hanspeter said in a statement.

The attacker later injured another person at a gas station where he was shot by police and apprehended, Mr Hanspeter said.

"At this stage, there is no evidence of a link to terrorism", he added, noting that police were continuing to gather information about the assailant.

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Police said the severity of the injuries suffered by the victims was not immediately clear.

According to the Blick news site, police later raided a house in the area as part of the investigation.

AFP

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