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29 Feb 2020 | 09:43 AM UTC

Switzerland: Police operation underway in Grandson (Vaud canton) February 29

Police operation underway in Grandson (Vaud canton) following shot fired on February 29; heightened security presence expected over the coming hours, avoid the area

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CHE

Event

A police operation is underway in Grandson (Vaud canton) on the afternoon (local time), on Saturday, February 29, after a shot was reportedly fired near the Rue Basse. Security forces cordoned off the surrounding areas and deployed helicopters in response. It remains unclear if there were any casualties.

A heightened security presence and transportation disruptions are to be expected in the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.