At least 17 people were injured earlier today on a Tokyo commuter train after a passenger dressed as the “Joker” went on a stabbing spree:
Tokyo: 17 injured as man dressed as Batman's Joker stabs passengers on commuter train https://t.co/OPHh5qiZfN
— Sky News (@SkyNews) October 31, 2021
The 24-year-old man also attempted to set fire to one of the cars before being arrested:
In a shocking incident, a man reportedly dressed as Joker from the Batman series, attacked passengers on a train in Japan's Tokyo.
The 24-year-old reportedly set fire on the train and attacked people with a knife, injuring at least 10 pic.twitter.com/sxDfl2cGmN
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) October 31, 2021
Witnesses told the media they thought it was a Halloween prank:
— i24NEWS English (@i24NEWS_EN) October 31, 2021
Video shows some of the passengers escaping through the train’s windows:
— しずくβ (@siz33) October 31, 2021
There are also *unconfirmed* reports that he also sprayed passengers with an acid of some sort:
We’ll keep you posted.