Man Arrested over Deadly Japan Stabbing Spree

Man stabbed to death, 2 women injured on bullet train

Man stabbed to death, 2 women injured on bullet train

A man was killed and two women were injured in a stabbing attack on Japan's bullet train on Saturday night.

Around 9:50 p.m., a passenger on the Nozomi No. 265 train on the Tokaido Shinkansen line made an emergency call to police, saying that there was a knife-wielding person on the train and people were bleeding.

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

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

News reports said two women who appeared to be in their 20s were wounded but their injuries were not life-threatening.

Police are investigating the motive of the attack. At least two knives were found at the scene of the crime.

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

After being hospitalized for an undisclosed mental illness, he started working for a machinery maintenance firm in April 2015 but quit in February the following year. She had been calling his mobile phone recently but could not reach him. The train was heading to Osaka from Tokyo.

The attack took place in vehicle No. 12 of the 16-car train while it was between Shin-Yokohama and Odawara stations, both in Kanagawa.

There were about 880 passengers on board the train at the time of the incident. A female passenger was also killed and more than 20 people were injured as the fire and smoke spread throughout the carriages.

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