Three people were injured in a stabbing attack in Tokyo during a college entrance exam on Saturday at the University of Tokyo. The suspect, who stabbed the victims in the back, told police he “wanted to cause an incident and die.” Reuters.
A 72-year-old man from Tokyo was seriously injured in an attack at the entrance to the university’s main campus at around 8.30am, and a 17 – year – old man was detained, police said.
The other two victims, a teenager and an 18-year-old girl, sustained no life-threatening injuries.
According to the first information, the arrested suspect, who stabbed the victims in the back, did not know them, police said.
The young man admitted his act and explained that he was not well at school and “wanted to cause an incident and die.” He also said he came home with a knife.
The suspect also said he had set fire to a subway station near the campus before the attack. The Tokyo Fire Department called the area around 8:30 a.m. and extinguished the fire an hour later, Agerpres quoted the Kyoto News Agency as saying.
Despite this incident, the entrance exams took place as planned.