November 29, 2022

The man who stabbed a Tokyo passenger train wanted to kill ‘happy women’ – NHK

TOKYO, Aug. 7 (Reuters) – A man who allegedly stabbed 10 people on a Tokyo passenger train was angry with police late Friday for seeing women who were “happy,” Japanese media reported Saturday.

In another area of ​​Tokyo, police arrested a 36-year-old man who was stabbed to death on Friday night at 8:40 GMT (1140 GMT) on a train on the western side of the city. The media reported.

The victim was a female university student, who sustained serious injuries, while others sustained less serious injuries.

The suspect told police the Sanchez newspaper reported: “I wanted to kill women who were happy six years ago. If someone was good, I wanted to kill a lot of people.”

Other media outlets, including broadcaster NHK, reported similar quotes from the suspect.

A police spokesman when asked about media reports on Saturday said there was nothing else to share the details of the case.

Violent crimes are rare in Japan, but the number of stabbings by unidentified assailants is high.

In June 2008, a man in a light truck drove into a crowd in the popular Akihabara district, then jumped out of a vehicle and began stabbing pedestrians, killing seven people.

Reported by Simon Cameron-Moore’s Mari Cyto Editing

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