Knife-wielding man stabs passengers on Tokyo train, starts fire – National
A person brandishing a knife on a Tokyo commuter prepare on Sunday stabbed a number of passengers earlier than setting a fireplace, police stated.
NHK public tv stated at the least 10 passengers have been injured, together with one significantly.
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The attacker, solely recognized as a person in his 20s, was arrested on the spot and is being investigated, NHK stated.
Tokyo police officers stated the assault occurred contained in the Keio prepare close to the Kokuryo station.
The attacker’s motive was not instantly identified.
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Tv footage confirmed various firefighters, police officers and paramedics rescuing the passengers, lots of whom escaped by prepare home windows.
The assault was the second involving a knife on a Tokyo prepare in two months.
In August, the day earlier than the Tokyo Olympics closing ceremony, a 36-year-old man stabbed 10 passengers on a commuter prepare in Tokyo in a random burst of violence. The suspect later instructed police that he needed to assault girls who regarded completely happy.
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