Stabbing kills six in Japan capital (Lead)

June 8th, 2008 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS  

Tokyo, June 8 (Xinhua) Six people died and 12 sustained injuries Sunday after a man struck passersby with a small truck and stabbed them with a knife in Tokyo’s Akihabara area, police said. The 18 victims — 15 men and three women — were all taken to hospital after the stabbing attack, and six died while undergoing emergency treatment.

Among the dead were five men and one woman.

Police arrested a 25-year old man identified as Tomohiro Kato, a resident of Shizuoka prefecture.

“I came to Akihabara to kill people,” Kato was quoted as telling the police.

He said that as he was tired of the world, he would kill whoever was around there.

Akihabara is Tokyo’s well-known electronics quarters, which attract visitors from around the world.

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