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Japan bus stop stabs 19 wounds, kills up to 3



This aerial photo shows the scene of an attack in Kawasaki near Tokyo on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. According to the authorities, several people were stabbed in an attack. (Jun Hirata / Kyodo News via AP)

TOKYO (AP) – A man with a knife attacked commuters waiting for a bus stop near Tokyo on Tuesday morning during rush hour. Up to three people were killed and at least 19 injured. 13 children, Japanese authorities and the media said.

The NHK national television reported to officials that a man with a knife attacked people at the bus station in Kawasaki. The report, which cited the police, said the wounded were taken to nearby hospitals, but it was assumed that one child and two adults had died.

An officer of the Kawasaki Fire Department stated that one person was considered killed. He spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

NHK said the attacker was captured and two knives were found in place.

No further details, including the man's identity and motives, were immediately known.


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