Woman Dies After Swiss Train Attack

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 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, among them a 6-year-old child.

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.

Police spokesman Bruno Metzger said that the assailant poured the liquid on one woman, and that it appeared to have caught fire when it came into contact with oxygen.

In addition to large police presence, the local fire department responded along with three rescue helicopters, two emergency doctors, three ambulances and railroad authorities.

A preliminary estimate says that the train suffered $103,000 in damage.

In July, a 17-year-old refugee from Afghanistan armed with an axe and knife attacked four tourists on a German train, then stabbed a woman as he fled from the train. All survived. Police shot and killed the attacker.

Last September, a heavily armed gunman opened fire on a high-speed Amsterdam-Paris train, but he was overpowered by two young American soldiers and their companion.

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