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Swiss Train Attacker, Victim Die

34-year-old woman succumbs to injuries after Saturday attack
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 14, 2016 7:52 AM CDT
Swiss Train Attacker, Victim Die
The train stands at the station after a man attacked other passengers aboard the train at Salez, Switzerland, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. Police in Switzerland say a Swiss man set a fire and stabbed people on a train in the country's northeast, wounding six people some seriously, and injuring himself....   (GIAN EHRENZELLER)

(Newser) – Swiss police say the man who attacked passengers aboard a train with a knife and burning liquid, killing one and wounding five others, has died of his own injuries. St. Gallen canton (state) police said the suspect, described only as a 27-year-old Swiss man from a neighboring state, had been suffering from serious burns himself. They said in a statement that he died in a hospital Sunday. A 34-year-old woman earlier died of her train attack wounds in a hospital, reports the AP. Three others, including a 6-year-old child, remain in critical condition.

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Police are still searching for a motive but said there's no indication the suspect had ties to extremist groups, notes the BBC. Swiss police searched the suspect's home after the Saturday afternoon attack on the train as it neared the station in Salez, close to the Liechtenstein border. A police rep would not comment on what evidence was seized at the home in a neighboring canton, but said "so far there are no indications this was a terrorist or politically motivated crime." (Read more knife attack stories.)

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