The Japanese police in Tokyo arrested a 24-year-old who impersonated a passenger and attacked passengers who ran from one vehicle to another.
The attack brought back memories of several terrorist operations that took place in some subway stations in Japan, the most famous of which was a poison gas attack, launched in March 1995 by the outlawed “Aum Shinrikyo” group, by throwing a bottle of the nerve gas sarin, killing 13 passengers and injuring 5,000 others.
The young man who attacked the Tokyo subway dressed as the Joker, stabbed 17 people on the subway in the Japanese capital, tried to set fire, then sat waiting for the police to arrest him.
The police said that they were able to arrest the accused, who took advantage of the metro congestion during this period, especially with the approach of the Halloween celebration.
Some eyewitnesses confirmed that, after stabbing a number of passengers, the accused lit some cigarettes and sat quietly waiting for the police to arrest him.