A man in his 50s was stabbed in the back after an apparent argument with another commuter at Shibuya station on Monday night.
Police said the stabbing took place at around 6:15 p.m. Witnesses said two men were arguing as they came down an escalator toward the platform at the Fukutoshin subway line, TV Asahi reported. One of the men then stabbed the other in the back and fled, witnesses were quoted as saying.
The subway service was halted for about two hours affecting 26,000 passengers while police sealed off the area. However, the assailant escaped. He is described as being in his 30s and 165 centimeters tall, TV Asahi reported.
The victim remains in a serious condition in hospital, police were quoted as saying.© Japan Today