7 Injured during Knife attack on Train

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Swiss train passengers have reported been attacked by a man with ‘fire and a knife’ sparking fears of new terror attack. According to early reports, a man boarded the train, started a fire and then began stabbing passengers. At least seven passengers were left seriously – suffering from burns and knife wounds after the 27-year-old man launched the assault.

A six year-old child is reported to be among those attacked by the man, who police revealed is a Swiss citizen.There are reports that flammable liquid was used in the horrifying assault. The attack took place on Saturday at around 2:20 p.m, just before the entered Salt Station in the canton of St Gallen in north eastern Switzerland.

At the time of the attack, the train was occupied by several dozen passengers. Among those hurt was a 17 year old, a 50 year old man, three women aged 17, 34 and 43, and a 6 year old. The carriage was reportedly left covered in blood following the attack, as the badly injured were treated at the scene.

Police, firefighters, and three rescue helicopters and care teams are at the scene. Salt station is closed.Details surrounding the incident took place are currently unclear, but it comes after Europe has been rocked by a series of terrorist attacks over the past 12 months.

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