Published: Tue, June 12, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

One man killed in Japan bullet train attack

One man killed in Japan bullet train attack

The suspect, identified as Ichiro Kojima, attacked the victims about 10pm aboard the shinkansen train, which was travelling from Tokyo to a station in Osaka, police and news reports said. Some time after the departure of the young man suddenly began waving a knife and attacked were with him in the same vehicle passengers.

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

At the same time, according to the channel, in the things the attacker found numerous sharps.

The stabbings had occurred in the 12th carriage of the 16-car train service Nozomi 265, which runs between Tokyo and Shin-Osaka stations - considered to be one of the world's busiest train routes.

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

"Witnesses said passengers were crying as they ran to other coaches, shouting "Just keep going ahead" and "(the suspect) has a knife".

News reports said two women who appeared to be in their twenties were also wounded but their injuries were not life-threatening.

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

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After he started living with his grandmother, she said he mainly stayed home, reading books and surfing the internet.

"I have always been anxious about him", the woman said in a telephone interview with Kyodo News early Sunday.

According to JR Central, an average of 446,000 passengers used Tokaido Shinkansen trains each day in fiscal 2015. The train was carrying more than 800 passengers at the time of the incident.

The train was carrying about 880 passengers when the attack took place.

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