Amateur cook's knives prompt train evacuation in Switzerland

27 December 2017, 14:30

A train in Switzerland was evacuated by police following the discovery of what turned out to be a set of kitchen knives belonging to an amateur cook.

Officers stopped the train in Rorschach, northeastern Switzerland, after a suitcase bearing the words "8-tung gefaehrlich Waffe" ("Warning, dangerous Weapon") was found.

The case was also decorated with images which appeared to be depicting explosions, police said.

However, it turned out to contain a set of kitchen knives belonging to an amateur cook.

The train had approximately 50 passengers on board when it was evacuated, police said.

Officers tracked down the owner after calling a phone number on the case.

The man, who had left the suitcase after getting off the train at an earlier stop in Landquart, said the frightening decor was meant to prevent his children from opening it.