Man stabbed to death, 2 women injured on bullet train

Man dies after being stabbed in the neck on Japanese bullet train

Man dies after being stabbed in the neck on Japanese bullet train

A knife attack on a Japanese bullet express train near Tokyo has left one passenger dead and two others injured.

Mr Kojima told police he had picked victims at random and had been armed with "multiple bladed objects" on the train, Japanese broadcaster NHK reports. The two women, who are both in their 20s, are conscious and in no danger. The prefectural police will investigate details, including his motive. The police seized a weapon when they arrested Kojima. Another knife was found on the train.

Under questioning, Kojima admitted to the allegations, saying he attacked the people because he was feeling frustrated and that the victims were chosen at random, according to the Kanagawa police.

Witnesses said passengers fled in panic, some of them in tears.

Another passenger said: 'Everyone fled and fell like one domino falling after another.

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Kojima left home in Okazaki in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan, last December, according to an 81-year-old woman believed to be a relative of the suspect. The train was bound for the western city of Osaka.

The attack took place in auto No. 12 of the 16-car train while it was between Shin-Yokohama and Odawara stations, both in Kanagawa.

After he started living with his grandmother, she said he mainly stayed home, reading books and surfing the internet.

The incident took place on a bullet train travelling west in the south of Tokyo, which was carrying 880 passengers. A female passenger was also killed and more than 20 people were injured as the fire and smoke spread throughout the carriages.

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