At least nine people were reportedly injured after a man “deliberately ploughed his car” into New Year’s Eve crowds in Tokyo, police say.
The incident is being treated as a deliberate attempt “to murder” individuals on Takeshita Street just minutes after midnight.
Police say he was acting in “retribution for the death penalty.”
A college student was seriously injured and undergoing surgery.
The man, 21-year-old Kazuhiro Kusakabe, was charged with attempted murder.