Swizz Salez attack Knifeman sets fire to Swiss train



A knifeman has set fire to a train in north-eastern Switzerland, leaving six people in hospital with stab wounds and burns, police say.

The suspect, described as a Swiss man aged 27, was also taken to hospital after the incident near Salez in St Gallen Canton, close to Liechtenstein.

He had ignited a flammable liquid before attacking people with a knife.

Among the injured is a child of six. There was no immediate information as to motive or background.

Three rescue helicopters are at the scene. A major police operation is under way.

The attack occurred around 14:20 (12:20 GMT) as the train was approaching Salez station, between the towns of Buchs and Sennwald.

Several dozen passengers were on board at the time of the attack.

Apart from the child, a girl and a boy, both 17, two women aged 34 and 43, and a man aged 50 were hurt.

Some of the injured are said to be in a serious condition.

European states have been on the alert for "lone wolf" attacks after a series of recent incidents.

Last month, an Afghan asylum seeker attacked passengers on a train in the neighbouring German state of Bavaria with an axe, injuring four people.

The so-called Islamic State later claimed the attack, releasing a video of the attacker who was shot dead by police as he fled.
Another lone wolf headcase, it seems.

WHAT is the connection between these attacks? Not even the world's greatest detective, Batman, could figure this out.
Ya when I was younger fellas setting trains in fire and stabbing multiple passengers were ten a penny. Don't know why they're reporting this sort thing now. Slow news day I suppose.
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