TOKYO — A knife assault on a Japanese bullet categorical prepare close to Tokyo left one passenger lifeless and two others injured, police mentioned Sunday, as they arrested a suspect who was on high of a person mendacity unconscious.
Police mentioned they apprehended Ichiro Kojima, 22, after the prepare made an unscheduled cease late Saturday at Odawara station west of Tokyo following an emergency name that there was a knife-wielding man. The Nozomi prepare was heading to Osaka from Tokyo.
Kojima was on high of a person mendacity unconscious on the ground of the isle with a knife caught in his thigh when officers arrived, police mentioned. The 38-year-old sufferer was additionally stabbed within the neck and was later pronounced lifeless.
Odawara police official Satoshi Oiye mentioned the suspect admitted to police that he had attacked the passengers. Police are persevering with to research his motives, Oiye mentioned.
Japanese media reported that Kojima mentioned he made the assaults as a result of he was irritated and felt like attacking anybody.
Oiye mentioned investigators additionally discovered a machete believed to be belonging to the suspect on the stabbing scene, although it was not recognized the way it was used.
Police mentioned two feminine passengers of their 20s had been injured within the neck and different elements of their our bodies, although their situations weren’t life-threatening.
Tv footage confirmed some passengers desperately attempting to flee to different vehicles.
Japan is called one of many world’s most secure international locations, and violent random assaults are uncommon. In 2005, nevertheless, a person set himself on hearth whereas on a bullet prepare, killing himself and one other passenger and injuring virtually 30 others, triggering requires stricter safety measures on bullet trains.