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Eight children are among 19 people stabbed in attack at bus stop near Tokyo 

At least three people are feared dead and 19 hurt including 13 children as man carrying two knives goes on rampage at bus stop near Tokyo during morning rush hour

  • At least 19 people have been stabbed at a bus stop in Kawasaki, Japan, today
  • Officers were called to stabbing in the city – about nine miles from Tokyo
  • A total of eight children and three adults were knifed during the rampage 
  • The attacker stabbed himself in the neck before being taken in to custody 

At least 19 people, including eight schoolchildren, were stabbed at a bus stop during rush hour near Tokyo.

The attacker, thought to be in his 40s or 50s, slashed 19 people using two knives in Kawasaki, Japan, at 7.45am today (11.45pm yesterday BST). 

The suspect then stabbed himself in the neck and is thought to be unconscious. He has been taken in to custody.

A NHK report, quoting police, said the wounded were rushed to nearby hospitals, but one child and two adults were believed to have died. 

In Kawasaki, Japan , thirteen school children were knifed during the rampage at 7.45am today (11.45pm yesterday BST), Japanese broadcaster NKH reported

At least three victims, including a child, are thought to be gravely injured

At least three victims, including a child, are thought to be gravely injured

Officers were called to a stabbing at a bus stop in the city, about nine miles (14 kilometers) southwest of downtown Tokyo

Officers were called to a stabbing at a bus stop in the city, about nine miles (14 kilometers) southwest of downtown Tokyo

Some 19 people were attacked including eight children and seven adults at the bus stop near Noborito Station.

Injured children and school bags were scattered across the street, according to witnesses. 

‘A man stabbed them,’ Dai Nagase, spokesman for the Kawasaki Fire Department, told AFP. 

‘We received an emergency call at 7:44 am, which said four elementary schoolchildren were stabbed.’ 

Officers were called to a stabbing at a bus stop in the city, about nine miles (14 kilometers) southwest of downtown Tokyo.   

The attack comes just three days after the US President Donald Trump landed in Tokyo for a four-day ceremonial visit. 

More to follow.  

The attack comes just three days after the US President Donald Trump landed in Tokyo for a ceremonial visit 

Other Japanese media said the number of victims was as high as 19, and some are believed to have suffered serious injuries

Other Japanese media said the number of victims was as high as 19, and some are believed to have suffered serious injuries

A suspect is thought to have stabbed himself and is now seriously injured, according to Kyodo

A suspect is thought to have stabbed himself and is now seriously injured, according to Kyodo

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