Swiss train attacker dies of injuries: police

A Swiss police officer stands near workers cleaning a platform after a 27-year-old Swiss man's attack on a Swiss train at the railway station in Salez on Aug 13, 2016.
A Swiss police officer stands near workers cleaning a platform after a 27-year-old Swiss man's attack on a Swiss train at the railway station in Salez on Aug 13, 2016. PHOTO: REUTERS

GENEVA (AFP) - A man who carried out a stabbing and arson attack on a Swiss train, killing one and injuring five others, has died in hospital, police said on Sunday (Aug 14).

"The accused 27-year-old Swiss man has died of his injuries," police from Switzerland's eastern Saint Gallen region said in a statement.