Swiss probe terrorism link to fatal stabbing of Portuguese man


Reuters | Lisbon | Updated: 14-09-2020 20:22 IST | Created: 14-09-2020 20:07 IST
Swiss probe terrorism link to fatal stabbing of Portuguese man
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Swiss federal prosecutors took charge of a homicide investigation, saying on Monday they could not exclude a terrorist motive for the fatal stabbing of a Portuguese man in the western town of Morges at the weekend. Police in Vaud canton had said the 29-year-old victim who lived in the area was fatally injured in the attack on Saturday evening and a suspect had been taken into custody.

"A possible terrorist motive for the crime in Morges cannot be ruled out," the Office of the Attorney General said in a statement, noting the suspect had already been under investigation and had been known to the Federal Intelligence Service since 2017. It gave no other details about the case.

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