Disturbed man stabs 10 people aboard the Tokyo train

A knife-wielding man went on board a train in Tokyo on Sunday, stabbing at least 10 people and starting a fire before he was finally arrested.

The unidentified attacker waved a knife and began chopping passengers aboard the crowded Keio train near Kokuryo station, NHK News said in a report.

Passengers hurried to flee, some climbed through train windows and others fled to other cars as smoke began to fill the train after the suspect poured out a flammable liquid and set it on fire, the business said.

Police arrested the man, but not before he injured at least 10 – some seriously.

Authorities have not determined the motive for the attack.

The incident marked the second stabbing on board a train in the Japanese capital.

Emergency personnel and firefighting vehicles are seen next to Kokuryo Station.
Passengers hurried to flee, some climbed through train windows and others fled to other cars.
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An official stands near the ticket gate to Kokuryo Station.
Police arrested the man, but not before he injured at least 10.
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Officials seen outside the station in Tokyo after the stabbing.
Officials seen outside the station in Tokyo after the stabbing.
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In August, a day before the closing ceremonies of the Tokyo Olympics, a 36-year-old man also stabbed 10 passengers aboard another commuter train.

In that case, the suspect told police he would attack women who looked happy.

With Post wires

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