The girls, aged between 6 ands 12, were students at a private Catholic school in Kawasaki city, south of Tokyo. At least 19 people, including 16 children, were wounded. Some of them were in critical condition. Television footage showed emergency workers giving first aid to people inside an orange tent set up on the street. A witness said he saw the suspect trying to force his way onto a bus.The suspect was arrested but died later because he slashed himself in the neck. It wasn’t immediately clear if others had died. Some Japanese media outlets were reporting at least three deaths. The attacker’s identity and motives weren’t immediately known.
The attack occurred on the final day of U.S. President Donald Trump’s four-day state visit to Japan. “On behalf of the First Lady and myself, I want to take a moment to send our prayers and sympathy to the victims of the stabbing attack this morning in Tokyo,” Trump said Japan has one of the lowest crime rates in the world but it has had a series of high-profile killings.