Woman, attacker die following train attack in Switzerland

ZURICH, Switzerland, Aug. 14 (UPI) — A woman injured Saturday during an attack on a Swiss train has died from her injuries. The attacker has also died.

Wielding a knife, the attacker poured flammable liquids on the train, setting it on fire, then began attacking passengers, Swiss police said.

The 34-year-old woman was among several severely injured in the attack in eastern Switzerland. Police do not believe it was a terror-related incident.

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Police in the canton of St. Gallen said the wounded, including a child, were taken to a local hospital.

The attacker’s motives are unclear at this time, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Police said five others were hurt in the attack, including a six-year-old who is in serious condition, BBC reported.

The attacker reportedly had no criminal record in St. Gallen or the surrounding area. Police searched his home Saturday, but did not reveal what they may have found.

There were several dozen people on board the train at the time of the attack, which took place about 12:20 local time as the train approached the Salez station between Buchs and Sennwald.

Police said video from the train showed the attacker pouring out flammable liquids. Investigators are analyzing that liquid. They believe the man acted alone.



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