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Swiss Police: Man Sets Fire on Train, Stabs Passengers

Six people are reported injured
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 13, 2016 1:08 PM CDT
Swiss Police: Man Stabbed Train Passengers, Set Fire
A Swiss train stands at the Salez station after a man attacked other passengers with a knife and set a fire Saturday.   (Gian Ehrenzeller / Keystone via AP)

(Newser) – Authorities say a Swiss man set a fire and stabbed people on a train in Switzerland, wounding six people as well as himself. The AP reports the incident happened early Saturday afternoon as the train neared a station in Salez. Police say the 27-year-old suspect had at least one knife and poured out a flammable liquid, which caught fire. The wounded include a 6-year-old child. Police gave no immediate information on the attacker's possible motive. (Read more Switzerland stories.)

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