At least 16 injured in stabbing attack near Japan's capital - Josh Loe

At least 16 injured in stabbing attack near Japan’s capital

At least 16 people — including several children — have been injured after a mass stabbing incident near a railway station in Kawasaki, Japan.

According to Kyodo News Agency, the local fire department said the knife attack occurred around 7:45 am local time near the Noborito train station, just 14 miles (23 kilometers) from the capital city of Tokyo. News agency NHK said the incident took place near a park in Kawasaki city.

Satellite photo shows the location of the stabbing attack that occurred in Kawasaki, Japan on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
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Police arrested a suspect believed to be in his 40s or 50s, and two knives were confiscated at the scene, Kyodo said. According to the agency, the suspect appeared to have stabbed himself in the neck and was in poor condition.

According to NHK, at least two people, including one child, are believed to have died in the attack. A motive for the attack remains unclear.

Heavy police presence was reported around the site of the incident in Kawasaki’s Tama Ward and nearby Noborito station.

This is a developing story.

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