Man stabbed to death, 2 women injured on bullet train

Firefighters are seen at Odawara station as a Japan's bullet train made an unscheduled stop due to a knifing attack in Odawara Japan late Saturday

Firefighters are seen at Odawara station as a Japan's bullet train made an unscheduled stop due to a knifing attack in Odawara Japan late Saturday

A man was arrested in central Japan after stabbing one person to death and injuring two others aboard a bullet train tonight, a rare violent assault in the Asian nation.

There were at least two knives found at the scene, and a police report was made about five minutes after the train pulled out of the Shin-Yokohama station at 9.42pm local time, or 8.42pm Singapore time.

Police arrested the 22-year-old unemployed suspect on suspicion of attempted murder, the report said.

In the clearest sign that the stabbings were random and indiscriminate, Kojima reportedly told police: "I was feeling frustrated - anyone would do". Meanwhile, the wounds of the 2 other passengers are not life-threatening, local media reported.

One of the injured women told the police Umeda had tried to stop the attacker when he began wielding a knife at her.

Passengers are seen through the windows of a Japan's bullet train as the train made an unscheduled stop due to a knifing attack at Odawara station in Odawara Japan late Saturday

The police suspect that Kojima had a strong intent to kill.

Another passenger said: 'Everyone fled and fell like one domino falling after another.

The suspect left home in Okazaki last December, according to his 81-year-old grandmother, who lived with him.

According to the Kanagawa prefectural police and other sources, three passengers on the train were attacked. A female passenger was also killed and more than 20 people were injured as the fire and smoke spread throughout the carriages.

The incident took place on a bullet train travelling west in the south of Tokyo, which was carrying 880 passengers.


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