Tokyo: Man Dressed In Joker Costume Attacks People, Sets Train Afire; 10 Injured

In a sensational incident, a man dressed in Batman’s Joker costume attacked passengers on a Tokyo train on Sunday night, injuring at least 10 people on board.

The incident happened amidst party-goers who were heading into the city centre for Halloween gatherings.

The 24-year-old attacker was arrested on the spot by police.

According to local media, the attacker had also spread fluid around the train and started a fire.

One video uploaded on Twitter and broadcast on NHK showed a steady stream of people running away from a train car where, seconds later, a small explosion caused a fire. Another video showed passengers rushing to squeeze out of the train’s windows and onto the platform where the train had made an emergency stop.

“I thought it was a Halloween stunt,” one witness told the Yomiuri newspaper, recalling the moment he saw other passengers running in a panic towards his train car. “Then, I saw a man walking this way, slowly waving a long knife.” He said there was blood on the knife.

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The attack reportedly occurred on the Keio express line bound for Shinjuku which is the world’s busiest train station.

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