A man who was dressed as Batman villain the Joker has been arrested after allegedly stabbing 10 people onboard a Tokyo commuter train.
Witnesses described how the attacker also poured what is believed to have been oil around the carriage before lighting it on fire, causing panic among passengers.
It was also reported hydrochloric acid was thrown during the attack, which occurred on the Keio express line bound for Shinjuku, the world’s busiest rail station.
The Tokyo Fire Department said 17 passengers were injured, including three seriously.
Not all of them were stabbed and most of the injuries were not serious, officials added.
A man believed to be in his 60s was unconscious and in critical condition after being stabbed, according to media.
The attacker, only identified as a man in his 20s, was arrested on the spot and was being investigated on suspicion of attempted murder, Japan’s broadcasting corporation NHK said.
His motive was not immediately known.
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Source: Daily Mail