A woman has been arrested in the southern Swiss city of Lugano after allegedly injuring two other women in a suspected terror attack at a store.
She attempted to choke one and stabbed another in the neck with a knife before being stopped by shoppers, police say.
One victim is believed to have serious but not life-threatening injuries, while the other was lightly wounded.
The suspect, 28, was known to federal police from an investigation into “jihadist terrorism” back in 2017.
A Swiss national, she lived locally in the Italian-speaking Ticino region.
A department store in Lugano was the scene of a suspected terrorist-motivated attack on several people, the federal attorney-general’s office said.
Norman Gobbi, president of Ticino’s government, condemned the attack and said extremism cannot find a place in our community.
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, whose own country became the scene of a deadly jihadist shooting earlier this month, tweeted his condemnation of the attack.
My thoughts are with the victims wishing them a full & swift recovery. We stand with Switzerland in these difficult hours, he added.