A police officer from the canton of Vaud guards the train in which the hostage-taking took place.
A man armed with an ax and a knife held hostages on a regional train in Switzerland for several hours. He was “fatally injured” when the carriage was broken into.
IIn Switzerland, police shot dead a hostage-taker after a hostage-taking on a regional train that lasted several hours. A man armed with an ax and a knife was “fatally injured” when he stormed a train on Thursday evening, Vaud canton police said.
The motive of the man – believed to be a 32-year-old asylum seeker from Iran – was initially unclear.
Earlier, the man had taken 15 hostages, 14 passengers and the train driver. The hostages were not injured. The hostage-taking took place at the Essert-sous-Champvent train station, located in western Switzerland near Lake Neuchâtel.
There was a heavy police presence at the Essert-sous-Champvent train station, the newspaper “24 Heures” reported late in the evening.