One Person Reportedly Arrested Amid Fire, Injuries on Tokyo Subway

People ran to escape a fire inside a Tokyo subway car on October 31 amid multiple reports citing police that a man brandishing a knife had been arrested after injuring several people.

Multiple sources – see here, here, and here, for instance – posted footage of chaotic scenes and an extensive emergency services presence at Kokuryo station.

This entry features a series of clips posted from Twitter user @siz33one. In the top piece of footage, people are seen running inside a subway carriage, away from flames and smoke. Rail operator Keio reported and in-carriage injury at the station.

Update: NHK reported at least 17 people were injured in the attack on the Keio Line train near Kokuryo station on Sunday. Citing police, the report said a 24-year-old male suspect began attacking passengers at around 8 pm and was arrested on “suspicion of attempted murder”. Credit: siz33 via Storyful

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