Image taken from Fuji TV shows the platform at JR Shinjuku Station after a can exploded Sunday morning.
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Can explodes on platform at Shinjuku Station

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An aluminum can exploded on the platform at JR Shinjuku Station in Tokyo early Sunday morning, injuring a woman. Police said the woman suffered burns to her leg.

Police said an initial investigation showed that the 500-mil can, which had no label, contained some kind of colorless liquid, Fuji TV reported. White particles were scattered about the platform after the blast, which occurred at around 5:40 a.m.

Police said they are examining station surveillance camera to try and determine who left the can on the platform.

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This is scary news. I was on the same platform at JR Shinjuku only 48 hours ago.

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This is scary news. I was on the same platform at JR Shinjuku only 48 hours ago.

You and a million other people!

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Looks like some kind of chlorine bomb. Let’s hope it’s just some nutjob teenager out for kicks and not the start of some kind of sinister campaign.

I kind if expect a knee-jerk reaction from Japanese authorities like banning all drinks from train platforms.

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Pretty scary, testing is exactly what Aum did before launching their attack in 95 :(

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From the bulbous bottom it looks as though they shook up some mixture and waited for it to blow the screw lid off.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180826_09/

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Every generation discovers chemical reactions and wants to show it off in public. Hopefully it is a teen prank gone wrong, nothing more.

I fear it was more based on the size and injuries.

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I was just thinking about shinjuku station. Phew

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I've been in Shinjuku station but I usually take the Odakyu line......

I hope the woman recovers without scars. But after Aum anything that seems like a prelude to a subway attack has to be taken seriously.

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I hope that the injuried woman makes a swift recovery.

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which occurred at around 5:40 a.m. Police said they are examining station surveillance camera to try and determine who left the can on the platform.

Shouldn't be hard. Seems like 5:40 on a Sunday morning would have a lot less people walking around than other days and times.

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I hope the cops catch this moron.

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this is crazy, hopefully nothing will happen further along the same lines

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Thats pretty alarming, hopefully they can figure out and arrest everyone involved., and hopefully its just some idiot playing dangerous games and not a real precursor / threat.

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After the recent executions of Aum terrorists, I suspect that their remaining followers (or copycats) are preparing for another major attack.

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I think this is some kind of idiotic prank, rather than anything more sinister.

Hope the woman recovers speedily.

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Although the information isn't complete, I'm assuming that can contains no harsh chemicals. If it did, a lot of people would've complained about difficulty in breathing, irritated skin, etc. Maybe its one of those clear sodas that someone accidentally dropped?

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