Four people were killed in Japan, Thursday, during a knife and gun attack. A man in his thirties was arrested by police after hiding in a house in Nakano, northeast of the city of Nagano, in the center of the country, reports AFP. He is suspected of having committed this act.
The attack took place on Thursday afternoon. A woman died after being stabbed in the back. A second woman, injured, succumbed to her injuries. “ I was working on a farm when, just after 4 p.m., a woman came from the road screaming ‘help me’, then she fell “testified an individual to the NHK television channel.
The madman then shot and killed two police officers who were trying to neutralize the suspect, entrenched in his father’s house, the Kyodo News agency reported. According to NHK, the madman fired a shotgun at the police.
A country spared from intentional homicides
In Japan, intentional homicides remain marginal. The legislation very strictly regulates the possession of firearms. ” No person shall possess firearms or swords without authorization “, indicates a law that came into force in 1958, relayed Release in 2018.
However, the country has been hit by a few tragedies in recent years. In July 2022, the murder of the former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had been provoked by a homemade firearm. Six years earlier, a 26-year-old man had killed 19 people in an attack on knife in Tokyo. It was one of the worst murders committed after the end of World War II.