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Knife attack on Japan train leaves 1 dead and 2 injured

Knife attack on Japan train leaves 1 dead and 2 injured Knife attack on Japan train leaves 1 dead and 2 injured
Bennie Garza | 12 June, 2018, 07:57

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.

According to the NHK broadcaster, police officers responded to the incident and arrested a 22-year-old man.

Kojima told investigators he randomly stabbed the three because he was "feeling frustrated".

Two women in their twenties sustained non-life threatening injuries, police said. The prefectural police will investigate details, including his motive.

Kojima was holding a knife when police seized him at the station.

Kojima had two knives in his possession when he was apprehended.

Witnesses said passengers were in tears as they attempted to flee in panic.

"Everyone fled and fell like one domino after another".

"I was in a foul mood", police quoted him as saying.

He talked about suicidal thoughts before running away, she said.

"I have been always anxious about him", his grandmother said in a telephone interview early Sunday. The assault occurred while the train, which was bound for Shin-Osaka Station in Osaka, was traveling on the section between Shin-Yokohama and Odawara stations, both in Kanagawa Prefecture. A female passenger was also killed and more than 20 people were injured as the fire and smoke spread throughout the carriages.

The attack occured on Saturday night, when the train was travelling with nearly 900 passengers onboard west in Kanagawa Prefecture, south Tokyo.

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