BREAKING: Terrorist Launches Knife Attack On Packed Train – At Least 6 Victims
Travelers in Europe faced an attack of violence once again this week when a man on a train in Switzerland launched a violent knife attack on his fellow passengers.
According to Western Journalism, at least six people were injured in the attack that occurred around 2:20pm on Saturday near Salez-Sennwald Station on the line between Buchs and Sennwald. One of the victims was a 6 year-old child.
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The suspect has been identified as a 27-year-old Swiss citizen who began his attack by setting a woman on fire as she sat in the railway car he was riding in. He used flammable liquid he brought with him to set her on fire, and he then began stabbing at the passengers around them with his knife.
Though it is unclear how the attacker was finally stopped, police say he was injured.
“According to current information a 27-year-old Swiss man poured out a flammable liquid. He was also armed with at least one knife. The liquid caught fire,” St. Gallen police said in a statement.
Three emergency helicopters rushed to the scene and many police were there as well. The victims include three women, ages 17, 34 and 43; a 17-year-old male and 50-year-old man. Some of the injured suffered burns while others had knife wounds. This came just a month after a man who had pledged allegiance to ISIS attacked fellow riders on a train in Germany with an ax.
We will update you further as this story develops.