Three university applicants in Japan were stabbed before the exam

Three applicants to the University of Tokyo were stabbed before the exam. It became known on Saturday, January 15.

The attacker, a 17-year-old high school student, was detained on the spot, NHK television reported.

Two 18-year-old high school students and a 72-year-old man who were standing at the university gate before the entrance exams were injured. They were stabbed, but are conscious and have been taken to hospital. It is reported that they were stabbed in the back with a kitchen knife, but the older man probably has a more serious wound.

Police are investigating the cause and circumstances of the incident.

On Oct. 31, at least 15 people were injured when a man was attacked with a knife on a Keio Line subway train in western Tokyo. In addition, there was smoke on the train. According to the preliminary version, the attacker spilled flammable liquid after the attack and set it on fire.