February 27, 2013 Menznau, Canton of Lucerne, Switzerland Viktor Berisha shoots co-workers at a wood processing plant, killing 4 and injuring 7 The motive behind the attack is unclear as Berisha was killed in the attack as well, either by a self-inflicted gunshot or by other factory workers defending themselves. The youngest victim was 26.
September 27, 2001 Zug, Switzerland Friedrich Leibacher, believing a plot was against him from his parliament, brings several legally-purchased guns and a home-made bomb to the parliament, shooting at politicians and journalists, killing 14 and wounding 18 before killing himself Leibacher had a reputation for bringing forth a large number of lawsuits which were dismissed,… Continue reading Mass murderer believed parliament was persecuting him
August 25, 1924 Geneva, Switzerland The Chicago Daily Tribune reports a self-inflicted acid attack by a woman seeking to destroy her beauty so her husband would stop accusing her of attracting unwanted attention from other men. More horrific history from today: 1835: The Great Moon Hoax (2017) 1955: Child beaten with hammer for singing (2017)… Continue reading Scars self to dissuade attention