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Deadly stabbing on Japan bullet train, 1 killed

BBC     10th June, 2018 10:11:46 printer

Deadly stabbing on Japan bullet train, 1 killed

 

A man has been arrested on suspicion of killing a passenger and injuring two others in a knife attack on a bullet train in Japan, police say.

 

The fatal stabbing occurred at about 22:00 local time (13:00 GMT) on Saturday on board a Shinkansen train travelling from Tokyo to Osaka.

 

Police detained the suspect after storming the carriage when the vehicle stopped at Odawara station.

 

The train was carrying more than 800 passengers at the time of the incident.

 

Officials say a male passenger taken to hospital with neck wounds later died from his injuries. The other two victims are both women, according to local media.

 

The suspect, named as Ichiro Kojima, 22, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, a local police spokesman told AFP news agency.

 

They are rare in Japan, which has one of the lowest rates of violent crime in the developed world.


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