Kawasaki stabbings

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Kawasaki stabbings
LocationKawasaki, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Coordinates35°37′19.8″N 139°33′57.7″E / 35.622167°N 139.566028°E / 35.622167; 139.566028
Date28 May 2019 (2019-05-28)
7:44 a.m. (JST)
Attack type
Mass stabbing
Weapons4 knives
Deaths3 (including the attacker)[1]
Non-fatal injuries
17
PerpetratorRyuichi Iwasaki[2]

The Kawasaki stabbings happened on the morning of 28 May 2019 in the Tama ward of Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, four blocks west of Noborito Station.[3]

Two people were murdered,[4] and 17 others were injured after being stabbed at a city bus stop by 51-year-old Ryuichi Iwasaki. After carrying out the attack, he committed suicide by stabbing himself in the neck.[5]

The fatal victims were Hanako Kuribayashi, an 11-year-old student, and Satoshi Oyama, a 39-year-old Foreign Ministry employee.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Child among three dead in Japan knife attack". BBC News. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. The Japan Times [1]
  3. "15 stabbed in Kawasaki City". NHK World. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  4. "Two feared dead, 17 hurt after Japan mass stabbing". Agence France-Presse. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  5. "Thirteen schoolgirls among those wounded in Japan stabbing: Kyodo". Reuters. 28 May 2019. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  6. "Girl, man die after knife attack in Kawasaki; suspect kills self:The Asahi Shimbun". The Asahi Shimbun. Retrieved 28 May 2019.