At around 8 pm on the 31st, a man in his 20s wielded a weapon and set fire to chemicals on the Keio Line train passing near Kokuryō Station in Chofu City, Tokyo, Japan, injuring at least eight people, NHK and ANN said. Japanese media reported. A man in his 60s was stabbed and is said to be in critical condition, unconscious.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department and Tokyo Fire Department, that night, the man first wielded a knife at a nearby passenger, and then ignited the train by spraying liquid such as oil. Kyodo News and the Yomiuri Shimbun reported that it was hydrochloric acid. NHK reported that at least eight people were injured, although some media reported that there were 15. The Metropolitan Police Department arrested a suspect in his 20s on the spot.
Videos of passengers escaping from crimes or escaping out of windows have been circulated on the Internet. The video also showed a rapid fire from inside the vehicle. Fire trucks and ambulances in their 30s and 40s were dispatched to the scene to quickly extinguish the fire and transport the injured, Japanese media reported.
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