Joker Halloween horror as man dressed as Batman villain stabs 10 in frenzied train rampage

Japan: Passengers flee train during knife and arson attack

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According to local reports, the perpetrator also threw hydrochloric acid before making his escape. The smoke and flames caused panic among passengers on the 10-car train bound for Shinjuku in central Tokyo, many of whom were on their way to Halloween party.

Several of them escaped through the train’s widows. Train staff led passengers to safety through the tunnels.

“I thought it was a Halloween stunt,” one witness told the Yomiuri newspaper, recalling the moment he saw panicked passengers running through the carriages

“Then I saw a man walking this way, slowly waving a long knife.”

Police said that the said the suspect is believed to be in his 20s.

began attacking passengers on a Keio Line train near Kokuryo Station in the western Tokyo city of Chofu at around 8pm local time.

Police said that at least one of the injured, a man apparently in his 60s, was stabbed and is unconscious. Another victim, a female student, is also reported to have been seriously injured.

As soon as the train’s driver heard the commotion he slammed on the bakes at around 8:40pm on Sunday, October 31.

A short time later he reportedly went into a smalll shop and admitted to taking part in the crimes.

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The suspect allegedly told staff that he was responsible for the attack and was tired of running.

It was later claimed that the 24-year-old later confessed to police – telling them he became angry when he saw women who “looked happy” and wanted to kill them.

Of the 10 victims, nine were taken to hospital while the last one went home with minor injuries after being treated at the scene.

Footage reportedly showing the incident has already gone viral.

In one clip uploaded to Twitter a steady stream of passengers running away from a train carriage as a small fire appears to flare up behind them.

The man was said to have been dressed like The Joke from Batman.

In the 2008 remake the part was played by the later Heath Ledger before Joaquin Phoenix was cast to play the psychotic killer in a Hollywood film of the same name.

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