15 injured by knife-wielding man on Tokyo train

Tokyo, October 31 (SocialNews.XYZ) Fifteen people were injured in Tokyo, Japan by a knife-wielding man on a Keio Line train on Sunday evening, Kyodo reported.

Among the injured, a man in his sixties was seriously injured and unconscious.

Authorities immediately took the suspect, a man in his 20s with a knife, into custody after police received a report of the man wielding a knife at around 8 p.m. local time, reported the Xinhua News Agency.

Police have arrested the suspect for attempted murder and are currently investigating the incident and questioning the suspect.

Police say the suspect also used an oil-like liquid to set the train on fire, burning part of the train’s fifth car.

Police also received a report that hydrochloric acid was spilled on the train, but later denied that the acid was used.

The incident took place on a train bound for Shinjuku in central Tokyo and caused panic among passengers amid fire and smoke.

Screams from several people were heard from the car where smoke and fire blew, people climbing through the windows to get out of the train.

After the incident, the train stopped at a station that was not originally intended for the express train, where people got off temporarily for shelter.

Source: IANS

15 injured by knife-wielding man on Tokyo train

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