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At least six people were killed and 12 injured in central
At least six people were killed and 12 injured in central Tokyo on Sunday when a man drove a truck into a crowd before stabbing several passersby, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.

The agency said the assailant, Tomohiro Kato, 25, from the Shizuoka Prefecture, was arrested and has admitted to the attack.

The agency quoted Kato as telling investigators: "I came to Akihabara to kill people. I am tired of the world. Anyone would do. I came alone."

The Akihabara district is known for its numerous electronics stores, and as a focus of Japanese comic book and video game culture.

Police said five of those killed were men and one was a woman.

An eyewitness interviewed on TV channel NHK said the attacker "was screaming as he was stabbing people at random."

Before the stabbing spree, which took place at around 12:30 p.m. local time (03:30 GMT), Kato ran over three people in a truck, NHK said.


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