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Fire, Knife Attack on Switzerland Train Leaves 6 Wounded



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    Swiss police say a knife-wielding man set fire to a train in Switzerland before going on a stabbing rampage that left six people injured, including a 6-year-old child, NBC News reported.

    Police in the northeast state of St. Gallen said the 27-year-old Swiss suspect was also hurt during the attack early Saturday afternoon as the train neared the station in Salez. 

    The suspect, who has not been indentified, is accused of spilling flammable liquid on the train and setting it on fire. He was also carrying at least one knife, police said. 

    The six victims — a 6-year-old, a 17-year-old girl, a 17-year-old boy, a 34-year-old woman, a 43-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man — were hospitalized with burn and stab wounds, as was the suspect, according to police. Some of those wounded were in critical condition.