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Swiss attacker didn't know victims; 3 remain hospitalized

The train station Salez - Sennwald  photographed  in Salez, Switzerland, on Sunday Aug. 14, 2016. The man who attacked passengers on a crowded Swiss train with a knife and burning liquid died of his wounds Sunday, as did one of his victims, a 34-year-old woman, Swiss police said. Three others remain hospitalized with serious wounds. Police are still searching for a motive but said there's no indication the suspect, identified only as a 27-year-old Swiss man from a neighboring region, had ties to extremist groups.   (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)

The train station Salez - Sennwald photographed in Salez, Switzerland, on Sunday Aug. 14, 2016. The man who attacked passengers on a crowded Swiss train with a knife and burning liquid died of his wounds Sunday, as did one of his victims, a 34-year-old woman, Swiss police said. Three others remain hospitalized with serious wounds. Police are still searching for a motive but said there's no indication the suspect, identified only as a 27-year-old Swiss man from a neighboring region, had ties to extremist groups. (Gian Ehrenzeller/Keystone via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Prosecutors say a Swiss man who attacked passengers aboard a train with a knife and a burning liquid, killing one and wounding five, didn't know any of his victims, according to the investigation so far.

St. Gallen canton prosecutors' spokesman Roman Dobler said Tuesday that investigators haven't found any indication that the 27-year-old attacker was linked to any kind of extremism.

He said that "at the moment there is no indication that the suspect had a political or religious motivation... and also no indication that the suspect knew any of the victims."

Seven people including the suspect were initially wounded in the Saturday afternoon attack. On Sunday, the assailant, identified only as Simon S., and a 34-year-old woman he had attacked died of their injuries. Three victims remain hospitalized.