A man wielded a knife on an Odakyu Line train, between Seijogakuen-mae station and Soshigaya-Okura station in Setagaya Ward in Tokyo on Friday. Passengers were panicking and rushing out of the carriages. The train was brought to an emergency stop after the rail operator was alerted.Ten passengers were injured, including a woman with serious wounds. The suspect left the knife and a mobile phone at the scene and fled but was detained one-and-a-half-hour later. The man is believed to be in his 20s. Police declined to comment. No other details were immediately available. Dozens of paramedics and police arrived at the station. The Tokyo Fire Department said nine of the 10 injured passengers were taken to nearby hospitals. All of those injured were conscious, fire department officials said.
The Japanese capital is currently hosting the Olympics, which end on Sunday.The site is several kilometres from the venue of Olympic equestrian events.Violent crime is rare in Japan but sometimes it happens. In 2019, a man carrying two knives attacked a group of schoolgirls waiting at a bus stop just outside Tokyo, killing two people and injuring 17 before killing himself. In 2018, a man killed a passenger and injured two others in a knife attack on a bullet train.