A 49-year-old man was arrested Monday after he suddenly began wielding two knives on board a bullet train heading to Tokyo, police said. The man wounded a woman conductor on the train, Fuji TV reported.
The incident occurred at around 6 p.m. on the Nozomi 38 Tokaido bullet train passing through Shizuoka on its way to Tokyo from Fukuoka. According to police, passengers on the train notified staff and the police that there was a man in the seventh car, carrying knives. When a woman conductor approached the man, identified as Shuichi Nakagawa, to ask him what he was doing, he began wielding the knives and cut the conductor's hand.
Passengers subdued Nakagawa until the train made an unscheduled stop at Kakegawa Station in Shizuoka Prefecture, where he was arrested by police on a charge of violating the Weapons Control Law.
Nakagawa carried two knives, each with a 15-cm-long blade. He is currently being questioned, but has so far remained silent, police said.© Japan Today