May 28, 2019
The perpetrator was thought to be suffering from mental illness.
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.