Terror on Swiss Train as passengers attacked with 'knife and fire'

Earlier on Saturday, a police spokesman told Reuters that the Swiss train attack was likely a crime of passion.

A 34-year-old woman and the 27-year-old suspect died from their injuries, according to police.

The attacker was on fire as he lunged towards six passengers - including a six-year-old child - with a knife during the horrifying incident yesterday.

The 34-year-old woman was among several severely injured in the attack in eastern Switzerland.

Three victims remained in hospital on Sunday morning, including the two girls in serious condition who are aged 6 and 17 years old.

Police searched the suspect's home in a nearby region of Switzerland, and said they found no evidence that the attack was politically motivated or was a terrorist attack. "There was blood everywhere", he said, adding that he had also seen a young girl with burn injuries to her face.

There were several dozen people on board the train at the time of the attack, which took place about 12:20 local time as the train approached the Salez station between Buchs and Sennwald.

He said it was unclear if the attacker, who did not have a criminal record, knew any of the victims. Four other passengers were also injured, including a woman and the child who were in serious condition, the police said. The train stands at the station after a man attacked other passengers aboard the train at Salez, Switzerland, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

Five passengers on the train were wounded in the attack and a sixth person on the train platform, the 50-year-old man, was wounded as he pulled the burning suspect off the train, police said.

Police are yet to release the suspect's name, but have identified the man as a Swiss citizen who lived in a neighbouring canton.

Emergency services have surrounded the scene, including firefighters, three rescue helicopters, two emergency physicians, three ambulances and experts from the railway companies.



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