The Zug Attack: It Can Happen Here

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The murders horrified Zug's townsfolk

Friday, Sept. 28, 2001
Switzerland is still reeling from a shooting Thursday morning in which a man armed with an assault rifle and a grenade stormed into a local parliamentary session in Zug, killing 14 and injuring 18 others. Wearing a police vest, Friedrich Leibacher, a 57-year-old Zurich resident, walked into the crowded chamber of the cantonal parliament and repeatedly fired a rifle. He also denotated a grenade. Three of Zug's seven government officials and 11 of its 80 parliamentarians were killed. Leibacher, who has a string of felonies, threats and child...