Dozens evacuated after fire in Geneva apartment building

Updated with information on the fire occurred in Libellules on Friday 7 October. (See bottom of page) GENEVA, Switzerland – More than 40 residents of two buildings in Petit-Saconnex in canton Geneva had to be evacuated after a fire broke out early in the morning.

Murder-suicide, two people dead in Carouge, Geneva

CAROUGE, Geneva – A third homicide has taken place in canton Geneva, this time in the Acacias/Carouge area, where police reports indicate a man has shot a woman dead in the street, before killing himself.

Police kill homicide suspect in shootout in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – A Geneva police officer has been shot in the face and a homicide suspect shot and killed by officers responding to a call in the Servette-Hoffmann area early Tuesday morning.

Strike 3: suspects blow up cash machine in Geneva

GENEVA, Switzerland – The normally quiet Geneva countryside was rocked by an explosion after vandals blew up an automated teller machine (ATM) in the commune of Troinex, today Monday at 02:15.

Fury as Geneva protesters vandalize buildings

GENEVA, Switzerland – Geneva’s police and security councilor, Pierre Maudet has slammed the vandals that scrawled slogans and graffiti on several historical buildings, monuments and businesses in the city centre, causing tens of thousands of francs in damages.

Geneva bolsters security, police pursue suspects in Paris terror investigation (update)

Update: Swiss authorities have launched “an investigation on a terrorist threat in the Geneva region. Federal authorities are coordinating efforts with Geneva cantonal police and judicial authorities. Its goal is to avoid a terrorist act,” says a statement issued tonight by the Swiss Federal Government. Swiss authorities say the suspects are being sought for possible participation in Al…

Shooting in Geneva leaves woman wounded

GENEVA, Switzerland – Geneva police are investigating a Friday afternoon shooting in Plainpalais that left one young woman in a hospital emergency room.