: Guardian: Knifeman wounds six and starts fire on Swiss train

14:57 Aug. 14, 2016

Guardian: Knifeman wounds six and starts fire on Swiss train

Switzerland’s 20 Minuten newspaper reported that police did not believe the incident was terrorism-related. (Getty Images)

Six-year-old child was injured during incident early on Saturday afternoon, near Salez in country's north-east

Police in Switzerland say a Swiss man started a fire and stabbed people on a train in the country's north-east, wounding six people as well as himself.

Police in the canton of St Gallen say the incident happened at 2.20pm local time (1.20pm BST) Saturday afternoon as the train neared the station in Salez, near the border with Liechtenstein. They say the 27-year-old suspect had at least one knife and poured out a flammable liquid, which caught fire.

Police say the wounded included a six-year-old child, three women aged 17, 34 and 43, and two men aged 17 and 50. Some of the injuries were said to be serious but there were no further details immediately.

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