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4 stabbed in knife attack on Tokyo train, suspect detained after escape

The attack took place on an Odakyu Electric Railway line late on Friday in Tokyo’s southwestern suburb of Setagaya.

One of the victims was gravely injured after getting stabbed multiple times, local media reported citing police sources.

Immediately after the incident, the train stopped between two stations, with the suspect reportedly jumping off and escaping on foot. It was not immediately clear who pulled the train’s emergency brake.

The suspect fled the train, leaving behind both his weapon and a mobile phone.

The incident triggered a manhunt, with the suspect reportedly taken into custody shortly after the stabbing. The motives of the attacker are still unknown.

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