Japanese man injures 17 in knife attack on Tokyo train
Monday, 01 November, 2021, 14:30
A 24-year-old man attacked passengers on a Tokyo train line on Sunday evening.
As many as 17 people were injured as they headed for Halloween parties in the city.
Witnesses say the suspect was wearing a green shirt and purple suit in what appeared to be a Joker costume.
He sprayed a clear liquid around the carriage and set it alight. Video footage showed passengers running through carriages away from the flames.
"I thought it was a Halloween stunt," one witness told the Yomiuri newspaper about the attack. "Then, I saw a man walking this way, slowly waving a long knife."
The attack happened at around 20:00 local time (11:00 GMT) near Kokuryo station, in the city's western suburbs. Eyewitnesses said the suspect was wearing a bright purple and green suit.
Media reports say the man was arrested by police on the spot.
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