‘Joker’ Cosplaying Attacker Stabs Multiple People On Tokyo Train

Posted by Annie N. in News On 31st October 2021

A man dressed as the character ‘Joker’ from Batman was armed with a knife and stabbed and injured several people on a train in Tokyo. He was arrested on the spot and being investigated.

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A man that was wearing a ‘Joker’ costume from the Batman superhero franchise was arrested on a Tokyo train after stabbing multiple people on a train in Tokyo.

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The incident occurred after the 24-year-old boarded the train while armed with a knife. 14 people were injured as a result. Not all injuries were a result of the stabbing and were non-serious.

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There is no known motive behind this public attack as yet. Nippon Television however has reported that the man wanted to murder someone in order to get the death penalty. 

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The suspect had also referenced an earlier train stabbing during his interrogations with the police.

Witnesses at the scene said that he was wearing a blue suit, a green shirt and a purple coat.

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Footage showed firefighters, officers and paramedics on the scene trying to rescue passengers trying to escape from the train cars, some of which were engulfed in flame.

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The flames, it was later revealed, were a result of a liquid that the stabber poured shortly after the knife attacks. He had allegedly brought an oil-filled bottle onto the scene.

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One person on the scene, Shunsuke Kimura, who managed to get footage of the incident said that he saw passengers running before hearing an explosion and seeing smoke.

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"Train doors were closed and we had no idea what was happening, and we jumped from the windows. It was horrifying."

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This attack is one of two in the past two months in Tokyo.

This is a developing story and most details are yet to be confirmed

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