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Swiss chainsaw attack suspect arrested

Franz Wrousis, 51, is a suspect in the Swiss chainsaw attack. Credit: AP

Swiss police have arrested a man suspected of carrying out a chainsaw attack in which five people were injured.

Two people were left in a serious condition following the rampage in Schaffhausen, a town near the German border, on Monday.

Hours later, authorities identified Franz Wrousis, a 51-year-old with previous convictions for weapons offences, as the prime suspect.

Following a day-long manhunt, police announced on Tuesday that they had arrested the suspect.

Swiss authorities said that they didn't believe the attack was terror-related.

A huge manhunt for Wrousis was launched. Credit: AP

In the aftermath of the attack, Swiss media reported that two of those injured in the incident were employees of an insurance company.

The identities of the other victims remain unclear.

A police official said Wrousis had previous weapon offences dating back to 2014 and 2016.