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3 dead, including child, in stabbing attack in Japan

Posted: 8:18 PM, May 27, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-27 22:33:17-04

TOKYO (AP) — NHK TV in Japan is quoting police as saying the suspect in a knife attack that wounded at least 19 people at a bus stop just outside Tokyo has died.

Police wouldn’t publicly confirm the reports and it wasn’t clear how many had died in Tuesday’s attack.

The local fire department told The Associated Press that one person had died.

Some Japanese media outlets are reporting at least three deaths, while some are saying two, including the attacker.

Reports said the attacker approached a group of children at the bus stop with a knife in each hand screaming “I will kill you!”

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A man wielding a knife attacked commuters waiting at a bus stop just outside Tokyo during Tuesday morning’s rush hour, killing as many as three people and wounding at least 19, including 13 children, Japanese authorities and media said.

NHK national television, citing officials, said that a man with a knife attacked people lined up at the bus stop in Kawasaki City. The report, quoting police, said the wounded were rushed to nearby hospitals, but one child and two adults were believed to have died.

An official with the Kawasaki fire department said one person was believed killed. He spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak to the media.

NHK said the attacker was captured, and two knives were found at the spot.

No other details, including the man’s identity and motives, were immediately known.