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12 Nov 2020 | 01:57 PM UTC

Switzerland: Reports of two injuries following shooting incident in Biel November 12

Reports of two injuries following shooting incident in Biel on November 12; avoid the area and anticipate heightened security presence over coming hours



At least two people have reportedly been injured on Thursday, November 12, in a shooting incident in the town of Biel (also known as Bienne) in the Canton of Bern. Police were deployed to the area following reports of shots fired. Unconfirmed reports state that a fight took place and was followed by several shots that wounded two men. Further details have not been made available; however, local media indicate that the incident has not been classified as a terrorist incident and that calm has been restored in the area.

A heightened security presence is anticipated in the area over the coming hours. Associated disruptions including road closures are also possible.


Those in Biel/Bienne are advised to monitor the situation and avoid the vicinity of the incident until police have confirmed that it is safe for the members of the public. Adhere to all directives issued by local authorities and anticipate localized disruptions during the response and investigation operations.

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