Man attacks passengers on Swiss train on Saturday

GENEVA,13th August, 2016 (WAM) -- A 27-year-old Swiss man attacked several passengers on a train in canton St. Gallen on Saturday, the Swiss News Agency has reported. He was thought to have used a knife and set a flammable liquid on fire, injuring at least one of the passengers severely.

According to a report from Swiss public radio, SRF, six people were injured: a 17-year-old and a 50-year-old man, three women aged 17, 34 and 43, and a 6-year-old child. The attacker was apparently injured as well.

Numerous ambulances and Rega helicopters were on the scene and have taken the injured to the hospital, said a spokesman for the police.


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