'Dangerous' Gunman In Switzerland Flees After Injuring Police
GENEVA, Jan 3, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) - Swiss police said Tuesday they had located but not yet detained a "dangerous" gunman who fled after injuring two officers carrying out a house search.
Police stressed the incident had no link to terrorism. A 33-year-old man opened fire as police were conducting a house search in the town of Rehtobel, regional police in the canton of Appenzell Ausserrhoden said in a statement.
An initial police statement warned that he was likely armed and considered "dangerous". In a follow-up statement, police said they had located the shooter, but a spokesman told a local radio station they had yet to arrest the man.
Usually tranquil Switzerland is relatively unaccustomed to gun-related crimes. This is despite having one of the highest rates of gun ownership in the world, since citizens are allowed to keep their army-issue weapons at home outside periods of mandatory military service.