• Kyodo


The suspect in Saturday night’s deadly knife attack on a bullet train allegedly slashed two women who sat next to him in the space of just a few seconds, investigators said Tuesday.

Ichiro Kojima, 22, who was sent to prosecutors Monday on suspicion of murder, “suddenly stood up and hacked at me without saying anything,” police quoted a 27-year-old woman, who had been seated to his right, as saying. She soon escaped to the rear of the 12th car of the shinkansen, which was bound for Shin-Osaka Station from Tokyo.

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