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Yusuke Tsushima, a cutler who wounded 10 passengers on a train in Tokyo last night before turning himself in at a store was targeting women who seemed happy, told police.
Yusuke Tsushima, 36, was arrested by police after the riot, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK.
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Yusuke Tsushima is 36 years old.
Injured 10 Passengers on a Train – Arrested
A woman in her 20s he was sitting next to was seriously injured in the attack before the suspect fled the scene and laid down his weapon.
She told police that she chose a commuter train because it offered her the opportunity to kill many people, NHK reported. Tsushima said that he was deliberately targeting women.
The attack took place in the Setagaya district of Tokyo, in the west of the city, several kilometers from the headquarters of the Olympic equestrian events.
The train company said on its website that it had suspended some services after “a wagon robbery.”
Reports suggest the suspect later allowed police to arrest him at a nearby store.
The Tokyo Fire Department said nine of the 10 injured passengers were taken to nearby hospitals, while the 10th was able to leave. All of the injured were conscious, fire department officials said.
A witness at a nearby station where the train stopped said passengers were running out of the carriages and shouting that there was a stabbing and calling for first aid.
Another witness told NHK that he saw bloodstained passengers exit the train, while an announcer asked about doctors and passengers carrying towels.
Dozens of paramedics and police officers arrived at the station, one of the witnesses said.
NHK said the suspect later walked into a convenience store and identified himself as the suspect on the news and said he was tired of running away.
The store manager called the police after seeing bloodstains on the man’s shirt. Police were questioning the man as they prepared to arrest him, NHK said.
The stabbing occurred near Seijogakuen station, according to rail operator Odakyu Electric Railway Co.
Police declined to comment and no further details were immediately available.
While shooting deaths are rare in Japan, the country has had a string of high-profile knife killings in recent years.
In 2019, a man carrying two knives attacked a group of schoolgirls waiting at a bus stop on the outskirts of Tokyo, killing two people and wounding 17 before committing suicide.
The previous year, a man killed a passenger and wounded two others in a knife attack on a bullet train, while in 2016, a former employee of a disabled home reportedly killed 19 people and injured more than 20.