Swiss Police Kill Axe-Wielding Hostage Taker on Train

GENEVA (Reuters) — Swiss police said a 32-year-old Iranian asylum seeker armed with an axe and a knife held 15 hostages on a train between Baulmes and Yverdon-les-Bains for almost four hours, until police stormed the train and killed the man late on Thursday.

“The hostages were all released unharmed,” police in the Vaud canton said in a statement on Friday. “The hostage taker was fatally wounded during the intervention.”

Police did not provide any details regarding the perpetrator’s possible motives. 

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