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Knife Attacker on Tokyo Commuter Train Wanted to Kill ‘Happy Women’: Report

Police officers work on the website the place a stabbing incident occurred on a prepare, on the Soshigaya-Okura station of the Odakyu Electric Railway in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo.

One sufferer, a feminine college scholar, was critically wounded, whereas the remaining suffered much less extreme accidents.

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  • Last Updated:August 07, 2021, 10:59 IST
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The man alleged to have wounded 10 folks in a knife assault on a Tokyo commuter prepare late on Friday instructed police he turned incensed when he noticed girls who “seemed glad” and needed to kill them, Japanese media reported on Saturday.

Police arrested the 36-year-old man in one other a part of Tokyo after he slashed and stabbed folks within the assault at about 8:40 pm (1140 GMT) on Friday on a prepare on the Odakyu Line within the western a part of town, media reported.

One sufferer, a feminine college scholar, was critically wounded, whereas the remaining suffered much less extreme accidents.

The Sankei newspaper reported that suspect instructed police: “I started feeling like I needed to kill girls who seemed glad about six years in the past. Anyone was effective, I simply needed to kill lots of people.”

Other media, together with broadcaster NHK, reported related quotes from suspect.

A police spokesman stated they’d nothing additional to share on the main points of case when requested concerning the media stories on Saturday.

Violent crime is uncommon in Japan however there have been a spate of knife assaults by assailants unknown to the victims.

In June 2008, a person in a light-weight truck drove right into a crowd within the widespread Akihabara district after which jumped out of the car and began stabbing pedestrians, leaving seven useless.

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