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Switzerland: Police arrive on scene after man injures seven with knife attack01:07

Switzerland: Police arrive on scene after man injures seven with knife attack

Switzerland, Salez
August 13, 2016 at 19:04 GMT -00:00 · Published

Police arrived on scene at Salez train station after a 27-year-old man attacked passengers with a knife and flammable liquid on a train near St. Gallen, on Saturday afternoon, injuring at least seven persons including a child.

The man, reportedly a Swiss national, injured a six year old child, a teenager, three women and a man, also injuring himself in the attack. The assailant is believed to have also used an flammable liquid to set the train carriage alight.

The incident took place at 14:20 local time (12:20 GMT) on a regional train, which was travelling between Buchs to Sennwald.

Emergency services arrived on scene, while police cordoned off the area. The police department have so far made no statements regarding the motive behind the attack.

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Police arrived on scene at Salez train station after a 27-year-old man attacked passengers with a knife and flammable liquid on a train near St. Gallen, on Saturday afternoon, injuring at least seven persons including a child.

The man, reportedly a Swiss national, injured a six year old child, a teenager, three women and a man, also injuring himself in the attack. The assailant is believed to have also used an flammable liquid to set the train carriage alight.

The incident took place at 14:20 local time (12:20 GMT) on a regional train, which was travelling between Buchs to Sennwald.

Emergency services arrived on scene, while police cordoned off the area. The police department have so far made no statements regarding the motive behind the attack.

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