Man attacks 3 children in Tokyo stabbing spree

TOKYO  (AFP) – A suspected knifeman who attacked three elementary school children in broad daylight on a Tokyo street was being held by police on Friday after a rare incidence of violence in low-crime Japan, reports said.

The three children — two six years old and one seven years old — received cuts during the attack outside their school in the northwest of the capital around 2:00 pm (0500 GMT), Japan’s public broadcaster NHK said.

The channel said a man aged around 30 had been seen running away after the incident.

None of the victims were seriously hurt, the broadcaster said.

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Japan has one of the lowest rates of violent crime in the developed world, and random attacks involving weapons of any kind are highly unusual


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