Police are searching for a woman who sprayed a can of what appeared to be teargas or mace in the women's toilet at JR Takadanobaba Station in Tokyo on Tuesday night.
According to police, the incident took place at around 10:30 p.m. NTV quoted police as saying that seven women were taken to hospital, complaining of eye and throat pain after they were sprayed. Doctors said that none of the women was seriously injured in the incident.
Police did not reveal whether the spray was thought to have been discharged accidentally or deliberately. Shortly following the incident, the woman ran to one of the station's platforms and is believed to have boarded a train, NTV reported.
Eyewitnesses describe the woman as being in her 20s, with long hair, wearing a black and white striped T-shirt. Police say they plan to review security camera footage from the scene.© Japan Today