Japan | Three people including two policemen killed in Japan, masked miscreant attacked with gun and knife

Representational Pic Tokyo. Three people were killed on Thursday in Nagano, central Japan. According to ‘Kyodo News’, a pedestrian informed police about the violence in the city of Nagano, after which officers arrived at the scene. An eyewitness told NHK Public Television that a woman collapsed while being chased by the suspect. The suspect then stabbed and shot two police officers when they arrived at the scene in Nakano City, Nagano Prefecture. Three people were killed and one injured in a shooting and stabbing incident in rural Japan with the perpetrator having barricaded himself inside a building, Reuters reported citing Japan’s media. — ANI (@ANI) May 25, 2023 Police said all three were rushed to a nearby hospital, where the woman was later declared brought dead. According to NHK, two police officers also died after the death of the woman. Kyodo news agency reported that a fourth person who was injured could not be saved because he was near the place where the suspect was hiding. Witnesses reported that a miscreant carrying a rifle and knife was hiding inside a building. Giving a description of the suspect, the police said that he was wearing a cap and glasses and his face was covered with a mask. He is absconding and city officials have urged residents of the area to stay in their homes.

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