🚨 | NEW: The alleged attacker in Japan, in a “Joker” costume. Sitting and casually smoking after stabbing and spraying hydrochloric acid on passengers on a train in Tokyo, and then setting everything on fire
It’s a well-established fact Tokyo is one of the safest cities in the world, according to the Safest Cities Index. For comparison, New York City is ranked #15 in 2019. Attacks like these are very rare.
However, this is the second stabbing aboard a train in Tokyo. Back in August, one day before closing ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympics, a 36-year-old man stabbed 10 passengers aboard another commuter train.