Swiss authorities determine knife attacker as jihadist


Swiss police have recognized a Swiss girl who knifed a sufferer within the neck and grabbed one other by the throat in a Lugano division retailer on Tuesday as a recognized jihadist.
Federal prosecutors have referred to as the incident within the Italian-speaking Ticino area a suspected terrorist assault.
“Police investigations in 2017 revealed that the woman had formed a relationship via social media with a jihadist fighter from Syria”, the Federal Office of Police mentioned, including that Turkish authorities turned her again from the border to Syria when she tried to go there to satisfy the person, and returned her to Switzerland, the place she was admitted to a psychiatric clinic.
Police mentioned that one sufferer sustained severe however not life-threatening accidents and one other was calmly injured. Officials mentioned that the case was nonetheless below investigation, and that they have been working with federal authorities and the native Lugano police on the case.