Latest Zurich News

German held over fake bombs in bag at Swiss techno parade

Aug. 12, 2019 6:05 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss police say they have detained a German man in connection with a backpack filled with fake pipe bombs found near the route of a large techno music parade in Zurich on Saturday. Zurich cantonal (state) police said Monday that the 31-year-old suspect, who lives in Switzerland, was the...

Germany says suspected train pusher had psychiatric problems

Jul. 30, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — An Eritrean man suspected of fatally pushing an 8-year-old boy in front of a train at Frankfurt's main station had undergone psychiatric treatment recently and was being sought by Swiss police after threatening a neighbor, authorities said Tuesday. The 40-year-old, who has lived in...

Caiman went: Swiss authorities call off hunt for reptile

Jul. 30, 2019 7:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — This caiman went: Swiss authorities say they're calling off the hunt for an alligator-like reptile spotted in an inland lake, declaring it "a phantom." The meter-and-a-half (5-foot) long caiman was spotted by a fisherman in Lake Hallwil, about 50 kilometers west of Zurich, on July 14 when it...

Swiss police clear climate protest at bank, detain 2 dozen

Jul. 8, 2019 5:53 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Police say they have removed environmental protesters who blocked the entrance to the premises of one of Switzerland's biggest banks in Zurich and detained about two dozen people. Zurich police said that around 70 activists blocked several entrances of the Credit Suisse building in...