On Friday, May 21, a suspect kidnapped two women in the early morning hours (local time) before taking them to an apartment located in the Friesenberg neighborhood of Zurich. The kidnapper reportedly shot the two victims before killing himself, while security forces were attempting to negotiate their release. The police operation is reportedly still ongoing, and details are still emerging.
A heightened security presence has been reported in the vicinity of the affected site. Localized traffic disruptions are expected in the area over the coming hours.
Individuals in Zurich are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and obey all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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