• Police: ‘No indication’ Swiss train attack was terrorist act


    GENEVA: Swiss police said on Sunday there was so far no indication that an attacker’s knife rampage on a train, which injured six passengers, was an act of terror. “The question of motive remains,” police from Switzerland’s eastern Saint Gallen region said in a statement, stressing: “To date there is no indication this was a terrorist or politically motivated act.” Police spokesman Bruno Metzger told Agence France-Presse “terrorism is not our main theory” for Saturday afternoon’s attack and that “other motives” figured far higher on the list, although he would not say what they were. A 27-year-old Swiss national used flammable liquid to start a fire on a moving train in eastern Switzerland before stabbing passengers, according to police. The attack took place at around 2:20 p.m. (1220 GMT) near Salez station on a train running between Buchs and Sennwald near Switzerland’s eastern border with Liechtenstein and Austria.


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