Deranged man stabs 10 people aboard Tokyo commuter train

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A knife-wielding man went on a crazed rampage aboard a Tokyo commuter train Sunday, stabbing at least 10 people and starting a fire before finally being taken into custody.

The unidentified attacker brandished a knife and began slashing passengers aboard the crowded Keio train near the Kokuryo station, NHK News said in a report.

Passengers scrambled to escape, some climbing through train windows and others fleeing to other cars, as smoke began to fill the train after the suspect poured a flammable liquid and set it on fire, the outlet said.

Police arrested the man, but not before he wounded at least 10 — some seriously.

Authorities have not determined the motive for the attack.

The incident marked the second stabbing aboard a train in the Japanese capital.

Emergency personnel and fire brigade vehicles are seen next to Kokuryo Station.
Passengers scrambled to escape, some climbing through train windows and others fleeing to other cars.
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An official stands near the ticket gate of Kokuryo Station.
Police arrested the man, but not before he wounded at least 10.
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Officials seen outside the station in Tokyo after the stabbing.
Officials seen outside the station in Tokyo after the stabbing.
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In August, one day before closing ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympic games, a 36-year-old man also stabbed 10 passengers aboard another commuter train.

In that case, the suspect told police he wanted to attack women who looked happy.

With Post wires

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