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Two dead, 18 injured in Japan stabbing spree

The perpetrator was thought to be suffering from mental illness.


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Updated: May 28, 2019

Eighteen people, including 16 elementary school children, were stabbed on a street in Tama Ward, Kawasaki, at about 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday.

The police have confirmed that a 12-year-old elementary schoolgirl and a 39-year-old man have died. The suspect fatally stabbed himself after the attack.

According to Tama Police Station, a 51-year-old man armed with two knives stabbed passersby before stabbing himself in the neck. The man was captured by police but later died.



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