Saturday 15 January 2022
In front of Tokyo University knife attacker stabbed three people
Japan’s universities are currently buzzing with activity. Entrance exams are written there. Same in Tokyo. Apparently out of frustration, a 17-year-old is said to have injured several people with a knife in front of the university entrance.
A knife attacker stabbed three people in front of Tokyo University. According to their own statements, the Japanese police arrested a 17-year-old suspect after the attack in front of the renowned university. The student wanted to kill his victims and attacked them from behind with a knife, said a police spokesman. An 18-year-old boy, a 17-year-old girl and a 72-year-old man were injured. As in all of Japan, entrance exams were written on Saturday at the University of Tokyo. The 17-year-old, who was arrested in front of the university entrance and apparently did not know his victims, had not taken part in the exams, according to the police. According to the broadcaster NHK, he told investigators that he wanted to die because he “wasn’t good at school”. According to reports in the Japanese media, the 72-year-old was seriously injured, the two young people did not suffer life-threatening injuries. According to the NHK, the entrance exams, for which 3,700 students were registered, took place as planned. Acts of violence are actually extremely rare in Japan. On Halloween, a young man dressed as the villain “Joker” from the “Batman” films injured several people in a knife and arson attack on a train in Tokyo.
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