Man arrested after at least 10 people stabbed on Tokyo train
A man has stabbed at least 10 passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo, seriously injuring two people.
The suspect left a knife behind as he fled and was arrested later on Friday in Tokyo, according to NHK public television. The Japanese capital is hosting the Olympics, which end on Sunday.
The Tokyo fire department said nine of the 10 passengers were taken to nearby hospitals, while the 10th was able to walk away. All of the injured were conscious, fire department officials said.
A witness said passengers were panicking and rushing out of the carriages. Another witness told NHK that he saw passengers smeared with blood come out of the train, as an announcer asked for doctors and passengers carrying towels.
NHK reported that the suspect walked into a convenience store and said he was tired of running away, and the store manager called police after seeing bloodstains on the man’s shirt. It said the suspect was in his 20s.
The stabbing occurred near Seijogakuen station, according to the railway operator Odakyu Electric Railway Company. The line is mostly above ground but runs underground in the area where the attack happened.
Police refused to comment and no other details were immediately available.