At least ten people have been injured after a man was stabbed to death on a train in Tokyo on Sunday, setting a train on fire with unknown liquid. The attacker was arrested.
A man has been arrested for stabbing passengers on a train in Tokyo on Sunday, injuring ten people, including a 60-year-old man, local media say. Japanese public television channel NHK At least eight people were injured, including one seriously injured, according to the Kyoto News Agency.
He ignited the unidentified liquid
A video circulating on Twitter shows a stationary Keo Line train exiting through windows at a station in the western suburbs of the capital. According to NHK and Kyoto, the suspect, a 20-year-old man, poured unidentified liquid on the train and set it on fire. When asked by the AFP, police declined to comment, and did not immediately reach Keio Railway.
Day of Assembly Elections
The bomber struck shortly after 8:00 pm local time as polling stations closed in the country where parliamentary elections were being held on Sunday, the company said on its website. Attacks are rare in Japan, where gun laws are very strict. In August, however, there were two more attacks on public transport in Tokyo. In early August, ten people were injured in a stabbing attack on another suburban train during the Olympic Games in the Japanese capital.
Then on August 24, two people were burned by sulfuric acid at a metro station in the capital. In both cases, the suspects were soon arrested by the Japanese.