More than 10 people were injured in Tokyo train stabbings

More than 10 people were injured in Tokyo train stabbings.

According to the Tokyo Fire Department, en people were stabbed on a train in Tokyo by a man with a knife on Friday night.

The department responded to a call at 8:38 p.m. and found victims with bloodstains when they arrived at the scene. All of the victims were conscious and one person left on their own, the department said. However, the official did not report any death.

According to Japan’s public broadcaster NHK, the suspect walked to a nearby store and turned himself in, telling the clerk: “I am the suspect in the crime that is making the news right now. I am tired of running.”

NHK reported that the suspect appears to be in his 30s, and the store clerk said he had blood stains on one part of his body.

However, Reuters reported that the incident occurred on a train on the Odakyu line between Seijogakuen-mae station and Soshigaya-Okura station in Setagaya district.

Police officers stand as the entrance gates at Soshigaya-Okura station are closed after a stabbing on a commuter train in Tokyo on Friday.

A video recorded and posted on social media by one of the passengers shows medical workers who were on the train putting on plastic gloves.

Police and the media gather at the Soshigaya-Okura station in Tokyo on Friday after the incident.

Violent crime is rare in Japan, but there have been several violent knife attacks by assailants unknown to the victims.

In June 2008, a man in a pickup truck collided with a crowd in the famous Akihabara district and then jumped out of the vehicle and began stabbing pedestrians, killing seven.


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