Two people have been confirmed dead Tuesday morning in Kawasaki near Tokyo, Japan, after a knife-wielding man went on a stabbing spree on pupils waiting for their school bus.
Japan Today reports that 16 pupils of Caritas elementary school, a private Catholic school, and 2 adults were stabbed by the suspect said to be in his 50s and holding knives in both hands at about 7.40am.
Police said the suspect died in the hospital as a result of a self-inflicted stab wound to the neck.
An eyewitness said the suspect slowly approached the children and was shouting “I’m gonna kill you”.
The deceased pupil was identified as an 11-year old sixth-grader. A 39-year-old man believed to be the father of another pupil also died in a hospital from deep stab wounds to the necks.
Toshichika Ishii, 57, who was at a park near the site said: “I heard children scream ‘I’m scared’ and then turned to see a man with knives shouting, ‘I’m gonna kill you.'”
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