Three people were injured in a nearby knife attack on Saturday.According to public broadcaster NHK, it was the first day of the Asian nation’s trials, which included two students.
Three victims have been taken to hospital after being treated back incision Around 8:30 local time (23:30 GMT Friday). Their lives were not in danger, and they arrested a 17-year-old man for the attack, according to police sources.
The incident took place on the main campus of the University of Tokyo in Bunkyo Ward, the first of two days Japan’s extended university entrance exam.
Two of the injured were High school students, one boy and one girl, 18 years old, who will take the test, according to the National University Entrance Examination Centre.
The third victim was a 72-year-old man who was seriously injured in the compound.
The suspect in the attack, a student in downtown Nagoya who did not know the victim, was detained on the spot for attempted murder, police said.
Detainee brought a knife from his residence, he will tell agents He did not do well in his studies and planned to “make trouble and die”, according to local Kyodo News.
According to a police investigation, shortly before the attack, the arrested young man started a fire at the Dongdae-mae station of the capital subway near the campus and was extinguished an hour later.
Today is the latest in a string of recent knife-wielding incidents in the Asian country. Over the weekend, a man held a restaurant manager with a knife for hours until the man was rescued through a back door, in which case he was not injured.
last November, Man known as Joker or Guason stabs 17 people And set fire to a train in Tokyo on Halloween, after he was inspired by an August incident on another railway line in the capital in which a man wounded 10 people in another knife attack.
Earlier, two men were stabbed in an apparent random attack at Ueno station in mid-October, and two others were injured after a man sprayed acid in the face of a former acquaintance, also in the capital.
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