Monday, September 20, 2021
No menu items!

Four injured in knife attack on Tokyo train

Four people were injured on Friday (August 6) after a man with a knife ran amok on train in Tokyo, the Mainichi newspaper reported, citing unidentified police sources.

At about 2040 local time (1140 GMT) several people told police they had been stabbed while on a train on the Odakyu Odawara Line in the western part of the city, the paper said. What appeared to be a kitchen knife was left on the train, the Mainichi said.

The four injured people were conscious and their lives were in no danger. Tokyo police took a man believed to be the perpetrator into custody at around 1000 local time, according to the newspaper.

Police were not immediately available for comment.

Photos taken at the scene show police on the train and station barriers closed off by crime scene tape.

Violent crime is rare in Japan but there have been a spate of violent knife attacks by assailants unknown to the victims.

In June 2008, a man in a light truck drove into a crowd in the popular Akihabara district and then jumped out of the vehicle and started stabbing pedestrians, leaving seven dead.

(Production: Paul Warren, Marissa Davison)

Latest News

Cedric the Entertainer, Rita Wilson, LL Cool J perform Emmys opening song

The Emmy Awards kicked off on Sunday night (September 19) with a musical ode to television and...

Remains located in Wyoming consistent with Gabby Petito but not 100% identified

Crews searching a national park in Wyoming for missing Gabby Petito have found remains "consistent" with the 22-year-old woman but have not...

Military aircraft crashes into Texas residential area

A military training aircraft crashed on Sunday (September 19) in a residential neighborhood of Lake Worth, Texas, injuring at least two and...

Police release August video of missing Florida woman and boyfriend amid dispute

Police in Utah released a video on Thursday (September 16) of an August encounter with a now-missing Florida woman tearfully describing a...

NZ players reach Dubai after ‘specific, credible threat’ derailed Pakistan tour

New Zealand was warned of a "specific, credible threat" against its team, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said, elaborating on the rationale for...

More Articles Like This