'No indication' Swiss train attack was terrorist act: Police

Policemen stand by a train at the station in Salez, eastern Switzerland, after a man set a fire and stabbed passengers on Aug 13, 2016.
Policemen stand by a train at the station in Salez, eastern Switzerland, after a man set a fire and stabbed passengers on Aug 13, 2016.PHOTO: AFP

GENEVA (AFP) - Swiss police said Sunday (Aug 14) there was so far no indication that a man armed with a knife who seriously injured six passengers on a train, was an act of terror.

"To date there is no indication this was a terrorist or politically motivated act," the Saint Gallen regional police said in a statement.

The man carried out the attack on a moving train near Switzerland's eastern border with Liechtenstein and Austria, it said. Seven people including the suspected attacker were admitted to hospital with burn and stab wounds