Several high school students taking their university entrance exams in Tokyo were injured in an apparent knife attack on Saturday, Japanese media reported.
Public broadcaster NHK said three people were conscious after being injured in the morning when another student attacked them with a knife as they gathered to take their entrance exam.
The alleged attacker, a 17-year-old high school student, was arrested, the Asahi newspaper reported.
Half a million high school students across Japan are taking annual college entrance exams this weekend at hundreds of locations across the country.
Tokyo’s Metropolitan Police Department said it could not comment on details of the attack or confirm any arrests.
Violent crimes are extremely rare in Japan, but there has been a spate of knife attacks by assailants unknown to the victims.
In October, a man dressed in Batman’s Joker costume dressed in Batman’s Joker costume stabbed more than a dozen people in a train car in Tokyo, sending passengers screaming down the aisles of train cars and scrambling out the windows to escape. A few months earlier, a man injured several people in a knife attack on a commuter train in Tokyo.
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