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Media: Three dead in knife and gun attack in Japan

Three people were killed in a knife and gun attack in central Japan on Thursday, local media reported.

The incident reportedly took place in Nakano. Two police officers and a woman lost their lives there.

Japanese broadcaster NHK World reported that people were attacked by a man wearing a mask. Police first received information about the stabbed woman. When officers arrived at the scene, the alleged assailant opened fire on them. According to the information received, the suspect used a shotgun.

According to reports, the attacker then barricaded himself in a building surrounded by police forces. Residents were asked to stay at home.

Nakano City is located in Nagano Prefecture on the main island of Honshu.

Source: The Delfi





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