Halloween is an increasingly popular holiday around the world due to its setting and the possibility of dressing up as the most terrifying characters. Nevertheless, some people get too into the role and exceed the limits. The same thing happened last night of October 31 in the Tokyo subway, when a man disguised as a Joker injured 17 people with a knife.
The young man dressed as Joker is 24 years old and attacked 17 people with a knife in a car at Kokuryo Station in Tokyo, Japan. The good news is that none of the victims is fatal and that they are out of danger, although three of them were seriously injured and one elderly man was left unconscious. If all this seemed crazy to you, it adds that the 24-year-old was so into the role that he also He sprayed a liquid on the wagon and then set it on fire. a BBC video shows the passengers fleeing the stage and the fire in the car in the background.
One of the witnesses, Shunsuke Kimura, narrates as “the train doors were closed, we had no idea what was going on and we jumped out the windows“Below you can also see a tweet showing some images of the event and that says: “A 24-year-old man dressed in a Joker costume stabbed 10 people on a train in Tokyo before spraying the passengers with acid and setting the car on fire.“.
A 24 year old man dressed in joker costume stabbed 10 people on a train in Tokyo before spraying acid on passengers and setting the carriage on fire pic.twitter.com/QZ6v9plDsC
— Naija (@Naija_PR) October 31, 2021
Many of those present were heading to celebrate the Halloween holiday, so they did not see a young man dressed as a Joker as a threat. “I thought it was a Halloween costume“said one of the victims,”then i saw the man walking and slowly waving a long knife“.
According to police reports, the 24-year-old was arrested at the scene. As reported by the medium NHK, the attacker said that “I wanted to kill someone since June“After leaving his job and having lost many friends. His plan was to kill several people to be sentenced to death.
Many fans and media argue that the aggressor chose the train car to recreate the scene from Todd Phillips’ Joker movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix. In this scene, Joker is harassed by three thugs and is a key point in his fall into madness. This is pure speculation, but it would make sense to do so.