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.
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