Police officers in the city of Zurich reported that a 60-year-old Swiss citizen took two women hostage this morning and threatened to kill them if the security forces enter the building. The hostage-taking took place at about 8:30 a.m. local time, after which he announced his intention to surrender 10 minutes later, but instead he killed two women and himself. The officers who stormed the building found all the participants of the incident with severe injuries, but could not save their lives.
At the moment, there is no official information about what was the cause of the hostage-taking and the murder of two women.”The man took two women hostage and shot them in Zurich. Then he killed himself. Motives are unclear. At the moment, the investigation is ongoing. The area is cordoned off,” the local police said in a statement.