Entrance Exam Takers Injured in Knife Attack in Tokyo
Tokyo, Jan. 15 (Jiji Press)--Three people, including students set to take unified university entrance examinations, were injured in a knife attack in front of a University of Tokyo campus in Tokyo's Bunkyo Ward on Saturday morning.
Police arrested a 17-year-old high school student from the central Japan city of Nagoya on the spot for attempted murder.
According to the Metropolitan Police Department, the suspect, who was wearing a school uniform, said he had planned to die after causing an incident as his studies were not going well.
The boy, who had a student identification card on him, also gave a statement to the effect that he started a fire at a nearby station. He said he had brought the knife with a 15-centimeter blade from his home.
In the attack, which occurred around 8:30 a.m. (11:30 p.m. Friday GMT), the three people were slashed in the back.