Swiss train attack: Woman, 34, dies of wounds

St Gallen canton (state) police said the woman died Sunday morning of wounds suffered in the Saturday afternoon attack on a Swiss train.

By: AP | Berlin | Published:August 14, 2016 5:04 pm
swiss train, swiss train attack, train attack, Switzerland, Switzerland train attack, Switzerland attack The train station is deserted at Salez – Sennwald following the attack aboard a train when a man attacked other passengers. (Source: AP)

Swiss police say a 34-year-old woman has died from wounds suffered after a man attacked her and others with a knife and a burning liquid aboard a train. St Gallen canton (state) police said the woman died Sunday morning of wounds suffered in the Saturday afternoon attack on a Swiss train. Four others including the suspect remain in critical condition; a total of seven were wounded. Police spokesman Hans-Peter Kruesi told The Associated Press authorities have not been able to interrogate the 27-year-old suspect, a Swiss man from a neighboring canton, due to his condition.

Kruesi said so far police have found no indications the man had ties to extremist groups. The attack occurred as the train neared the station in Salez, close to the Liechtenstein border.

The attack occurred at 2:20 p.m. (1220 GMT) as the train neared the Salez station on a trip between Buchs and Sennwald in St. Gallen, a canton in the northeast of the Alpine republic, the police statement said.
It was the first attack of its kind in Switzerland in recent memory. In December 2015, a 33-year-old Swiss man broke into his neighbours’ house in Rupperswil and killed four people before setting the house on fire, an incident that shocked the country.

(With agency inputs)

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