At least seven passengers were injured on a train in Switzerland after a man attacked them with a knife, AFP reports citing police sources.
#BREAKING Man attacks Swiss train passengers with fire, knife, injures 7: police— AFP news agency (@AFP) 13 August 2016
A man reportedly set a train carriage on fire and then stabbed several passengers, police say. Swiss media report that a six year old child might be among those injured during the attack.
UPDATE — Regional police in #StGallen Switzerland say train attacker who injured 7 is a 27 year old Swiss national— Mark White (@skymarkwhite) 13 August 2016
According to local police officers, the attacker is a 27-year old Swiss man. He reportedly poured flammable liquid in a train in the Swiss canton of St. Gallen and set it on fire.
"At least one child is among those wounded," Bruno Metzger, a spokesperson for St. Gallen police, is quoted as saying by St. Galler's Tagblatt newspaper.
Mann greift bei Salez SG Zugpassagiere an – 7 Verletzte. https://t.co/dE5nAbaJmh— Tages-Anzeiger (@tagesanzeiger) 13 August 2016
The attack occurred around 12:20 GMT as the train was approaching Salez station.
Several dozen passengers were on board at the time of the attack.