On Friday, one man attacked fellow passengers with a knife inside a Tokyo commuter train and injured 10. According to local media reports, the suspect, 36, allegedly told police that he was provoked by women who looked happy and he wanted to kill them.
A student victim was seriously injured, but the other wounds were less severe.
There is no violent crime in Japan, and Tokyo plays host to the Olympics in a tight security environment.
the man attacked passengers on a train near one station at approximately 8:40 pm local time on Friday.
The train driver made an emergency stop after hearing noises from within the carriages.
Investigators report that the suspect jumped off the train and ran away. Passengers are guided by the train crew as they walk to the nearest station. An eyewitness who was inside di train told NHK news that people suddenly began running towards am as dem rummaged through the aisles of another carriage.
Later, the suspect walks into a store’s told staff he was “the suspect for the incident people reported to the media about the train attack”, meaning he is done, he wouldn’t run.
The Tokyo police indicate that they seized the man after the attack early on Saturday morning, but they did not provide specifics about his arrest or details about his arrest.
Among the ten people that dem stabbed, nine were hospitalized while the last one fled from the scene.
However, the country has recently experienced some knife attacks despite being one of the safest in the world.
In 2019, one man attacked one group of children waiting for a bus to Kawasaki. Two people died and at least 18 were injured.