Van slams into pedestrians on Tokyo road, injuring 8 people

Nine people were injured and police arrested a suspect after a man drove a van through a crowd in Tokyo

At least eight people were injured, one seriously, when a vehicle plowed into crowds celebrating New Year's Day in Tokyo early on Tuesday.

The attack occurred on Takeshita Street, which is a well-known shopping and tourist destination in the Harajuku area, near the Meiji Shrine.

The MPD arrested a 21-year-old man who was driving the vehicle on suspicion of attempted murder.

The suspect, named as Kazuhiro Kusakabe, initially told police that he had conducted a terrorist act, later saying he had deliberately driven the auto down the narrow street to protest his opposition to the death penalty, telling police he "would not make any excuse" for his actions.

One witness told NHK it was a "ghastly scene".

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Manchester/Tokyo: Suspected incidents of terrorism were reported from United Kingdom and Japan on New Year's, leaving several people injured in both the countries. He has reportedly been arrested for "suspicion of attempted murder", and told officers after the attack that he was intentionally committing a terrorist attack.

He then fled on foot, but police caught him at a local park soon after, local media said.

No further details about the attacker's identity have been provided.

Takeshita Dori is closed to traffic and is often tightly packed with fashionistas and global tourists.

A policeman (R) stands next to a roped-off crime scene after a man drove into the crowd on New Year's Eve on Takeshita Street in Tokyo's fashion district of Harajuku.

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