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.
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