Knife Attacker Injures 10 on Tokyo Train

The Japanese police on Saturday have arrested a 36-year-old man who stabbed 10 passengers on a commuter train in Tokyo in a “random burst of violence.”

Yusuke Tsushima, 36, told the police he wanted to kill women who appeared happy and chose his targets at random at the Odakyu Electric Railway train late at night on Friday.

The driver brought the train to an emergency stop after hearing noises coming from inside the carriages.

Investigators said the suspect jumped onto the tracks and fled.

The train’s crew guided the passengers along the tracks to the nearest station. Authorities said nine out of the 10 injured were taken to hospital while the others walked away from the scene.

The suspect later walked into a convenience store and told staff that he was “the suspect in the incident reported by news media” and was tired of fleeing. The store manager called the police after seeing bloodstains on the man’s shirt.

Tsushima, a resident of Kawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, was quoted as saying, “I came to want to kill happy-looking couples and women” after being ridiculed at social gatherings and rejected at dating services.


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