An Orthodox family in Zurich, Switzerland, have been left shaken after a man chased them with a knife whilst shouting antisemitic abuse at them.
The attack place in Zurich’s 3rd district on Saturday evening. The man started towards the family with the knife and followed them after they fled.
According to the father, the man had approached him in a playground and became aggressive. He look his family home, only to emerge to the man waiting for them with a knife.
A neighbour was able to subdue the attacker until the police arrived. However, the attacker was released after only a day.
Astonishingly, the police have claimed that the “man did not pose a real danger to them, since he was too far away” despite the fact that he had followed them to their home.
The police also said that there is “no clear motive behind the incident, as he is neither a Nazi, nor an Islamist”.