The Japan World Expo is underway in Yokohama with a focus on climate change. For those who attended some of the events, tensions over North Korea were a concern. That’s because there’s one country with whom North Korea doesn’t have any kind of diplomatic ties: Japan. This is why one mystery male dressed as The Joker was detained on Thursday on a Tokyo-bound bullet train.
— The man was riding a train that goes north from the northern city of Kuji and had arrived at a station outside of Tokyo about midday local time on Thursday when he caused panic on board by pulling out a knife, the Japanese news service Kyodo reported. The stabbings left 18 people wounded, Kyodo reported.
Watch Fox News Channel’s full report on the stabbings above.
Nearly one dozen people received minor injuries, while several others were hospitalized, according to Kyodo.
Japan’s NHK national television reported that the stabbings on a train went down near the Tokyo Edo train station.
The knife was described as a homemade two-inch blade. The station that the attacker was apprehended by bomb disposal teams.
— The man, who is still at large, was arrested shortly after, according to Kyodo. The same station that the attack occurred at has a terminal named after the late Japanese Emperor Hirohito, who put Japan on a collision course with the U.S. over the wartime atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
— Fox News anchor Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co.” Friday asked the question everyone is asking: “What is the terrorist’s motive?”
The man reportedly shouted that he wanted to kill as many people as possible. The authorities say this was an attempted “jihad.” Varney wondered what the man hoped to accomplish, if that was his stated motivation.
“As to the evil intent, no one really knows the motive. We’ve seen it in so many other places,” Varney said. “They want to kill people, really. They want to bring down the jettison of the Western civilization.”